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Eggleton Research Group

Photonics and Optical Physics Research
We work closely on some of the most exciting topics in photonic sciences and conduct our research in state-of-the art laboratories.

Situated in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney the Eggleton Research Group is led by optical award-winning physicist Prof. Benjamin J. Eggleton. It enjoys a rich complement of optical physics and optoelectronics research working closely on some of the most innovative topics in photonic sciences.

The research is conducted in state-of-the art laboratories, located in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub and in the School of Physics and are constructed to enable every technological advantage.

The Eggleton Group is part of the Sydney University Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) and is a member of the University of Sydney Nano Institute.

Our aims

To develop the experimental and theoretical expertise to design and build linear and nonlinear all-optical signal processing devices, and to miniaturise these, leading to a photonics chip believed to be the building blocks for the next generation of optical systems.

Our research

Stimulated Brillouin scattering in a photonic chip

On-chip light-sound interaction for next-generation optical devices

Quantum integrated Photonics

Developing a flexible integrated platform for the generation and processing of quantum states through nonlinear optical devices  

All optical and non-linear signal processing

Using nonlinear optics to perform all-optical signal processing                   

Optical waveguide gratings and slow light

Interfering light in photosensitive materials to create resonant and slow light structures

Compact air-quality optical sensors for dynamic smart cities and transport

Learn more about our current research.

Our facilities

The Eggleton research group currently has experimental laboratories covering approximately 400m2.  These are located on the ground floor of the historical Physics building and the new University of Sydney Nano Institute buildings.

In 2015, the Photonics and Optical Physics group moved some of its laboratories to new research facilities at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub, specifically designed and built for its Stimulated Brillouin scattering and nonlinear quantum photonics projects and its world class cleanroom facilities available. 

For more information about our facilities, visit our website or contact the Lab Manager, Dr Eric Magi.

Our people

Group Lead

Lead Photonics Nanofabrication Manager

Senior Research Fellow and Laboratory Manager

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Visiting Academics 


Scientific collaborators

  • Prof Simon C. Fleming
  • Prof Martijn de Sterke
  • A/Prof. Stefano Palomba
  • Dr Tristram Alexander
  • Dr Andrea Blanco Redondo Professor Harry Messel Research Fellow


For information about opportunities to work or collaborate with the Eggleton Group, please email Dr Alvaro Casas Bedoya.

Benjamin Eggleton

  • The School of Physics (A28) and Sydney Nanoscience Hub The University of Sydney NSW 2006

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