Welcome to the CUDOS node and CUDOS headquarters at the University of Sydney. We are situated in the School of Physics, one of the oldest and most prestigious research schools in Australia. The School offers internationally recognized expertise in applied physics, astronomy, astrophysics, medical physics and theoretical physics. The CUDOS research group enjoys a rich complement of experimental and theoretical physicists working closely on some of the most exciting topics in photonic sciences. Professor Benjamin J. Eggleton is the Director of CUDOS, and an ARC Laureate Fellow; Professor Martijn de Sterke is the Associate Director and Professor Ross McPhedran is an ARC Professorial Fellow; Dr Boris Kuhlmey is an ARC Future Fellow and Professor Simon Fleming is CUDOS Associate Investigator. The research programs are conducted in state-of-the art laboratories, constructed to provide CUDOS with every technological advantage. CUDOS@USYD is a major participant in the Sydney University Institute of Photonics and Optical Science.

Recent News

  • Promotions for David Marpaung and Chunle Xiong

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    Congratulations to David Marpaung and Chunle Xiong on their promotions to Senior Lecturer (Level C). These are great outcomes and very well-deserved!

  • Echo-less light observed for first time

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    CUDOS researchers have developed a method which will allow waves of light, sound or radio to travel through complex scattering objects yet have the entire wave arrive at once at its point of destination, echo-free.

  • CUDOS Postdeadline Paper at the Frontier in Optics Meeting in San Jose, USA

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    Congratulations to Moritz Merklein and Birgit Stiller and their team for the Postdeadline paper on "Storing Light as Sound in a Photonic Integrated Circuit" that has been accepted for presentation at the Frontiers in Optics Meeting in San Jose, USA.

  • CUDOS Director appointed Editor-in-Chief of APL Photonics

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    The American Institute of Physics will launch a new journal, APL Photonics in April 2016, with CUDOS Director, Professor Benjamin Eggleton recently announced as its first Editor-in-Chief. APL Photonics is an open access journal for high quality original research in the field of applied photonics.

New Nanoscience building for CUDOS

In early 2010 the University was awarded $40 m towards the construction of a $110 m new building for research in the physical sciences, focussing on nanoscience, in the third round of funding from the Federal Government's Education Investment Fund (EIF). With co-investment from the University, this building � the Australian Institute for Nanoscience � will be a world-leading research and teaching facility designed to meet the demanding requirements of nanoscience research in decades to come. The building's advanced research capability will be housed alongside comprehensive facilities for student-focussed undergraduate and graduate teaching and integrated with the existing heritage-listed building for the School of Physics. More info here.

Our director...

Benjamin Eggleton received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Sydney in 1996. He is currently a Federation Fellow, Professor of Physics and the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS). Previously, he was with Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies where he headed the Photonic Devices Research Department, and was Research Director at the Specialty Photonics Division.

The CUDOS vision: The Photonic Chip ...

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