Welcome to the Photonics and Optical Physics group 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. This group enjoys a rich complement of experimental and theoretical physicists working closely on some of the most exciting topics in photonics sciences, led by optical physicist Professor Benjamin J. Eggleton. The research programs are conducted in state-of-the art laboratories, constructed to provide every technological advantage. We are the administrative headquarters for the Sydney University Institute of Photonics and Optical Science, the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) and we are members of the University of Sydney Nano Institute.

Recent News

  • Linkage grant fosters new industry collaborations

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    More than half a million was awarded in the first Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project outcomes for 2018 to Professor Benjamin Eggleton and his research group. The Sydney researchers will join forces with high profile industry partners on projects to strengthen defence.

  • Outstanding Early Career Professional Prize awarded to Amol Choudhary

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    The Optical Society of America (OSA) has awarded the Ivan P. Kaminow Outstanding Early Career Professional Prize to CUDOS researcher Dr Amol Choudhary for his contributions to the field of optics and photonics.

  • CUDOS PhD student honoured by the Royal Society of NSW

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    The Royal Society of NSW has awarded the prestigious Jak Kelly Prize for excellence in postgraduate research to Moritz Merklein, PhD student at the University of Sydney CUDOS node, for his work on 'A chip integrated optical buffer based on hyper-sound waves'.

  • Speed plus control in new computer chip: slowing down light to sound

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    The speed of light is of great advantage when sending data over the internet, but it is a real challenge to master on a small chip. A new design offers a solution: convert the energy to sound. Read The Conversation article by CUDOS researchers Moritz Merklein, Dr Birgit Stiller and Professor Benjamin Eggleton.