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San Jose, CA – More than 5,000 attendees made their way to the Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics - CLEO:2014 - at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California held from 8 - 13 June 2014.

With a distinguished history as the industry's leading event on laser science, CLEO is where laser technology was first introduced. CLEO:2014 united the field of lasers and electro-optics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, with content stemming from basic research to industry application.

The parallel CLEO:Expo showcased the latest products and applications from 250 participating companies from around the world, providing hands-on demonstrations of the latest market innovations and applications.
After successfully displaying a number of prototypes at the Photonics Showcase in November last year, CUDOS decided that CLEO:Expo would be the perfect platform to take some of these prototypes to a global audience, connect with business and industry leaders with a view to identifying commercial opportunities & collaborations, and develop fresh ideas!

On show in the CUDOS booth #2226 was our

Significant effort went into planning, booth design, staff training (over 25 staff & students) and promotions as well as working the show. By the event end, CUDOS researchers and students had talked with hundreds of people and collected valuable leads. Our technologies generated considerable interest. Our booth even managed to attract some of the top leaders within the optics and photonics community!

CUDOS researchers are now analysing the results of feedback from the Expo which will help shape our future commercialisation strategies. We intend to exhibit at similar shows in the coming months.

Some members of the CUDOS Booth team.

Some members of the CUDOS Booth team.

Prof. Eggleton hosts Prof. Steven Chu, co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997, at the booth

Prof. Eggleton hosts Prof. Steven Chu, co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997, at the booth.

The CUDOS Booth display.

The CUDOS Booth display.

Our Supporters

CUDOS is funded by the Australian Research Council under the Centres of Excellence Program , with further support from our seven constituent universities, fifteen partner investigators, and the New South Wales State Government.

News Highlights
Science Research Prize Recipients

CUDOS student wins Faculty of Science Research Prize


CUDOS postgraduate research student Matthew Collins has won the Faculty of Science Research Prize 2014.

Lebedev Medal

Yuri Kivshar awarded Lebedev Medal


CUDOS Deputy Director Yuri Kivshar was awarded the Lebedev Medal, a major award of the Rozhdestvensky Optical Society.

Position available


CUDOS is recruiting a postdoctoral position as research associate / research fellow in optical signal processing.

Professor Anatoly P. Sukhorukov

In Memoriam: Professor Anatoly P. Sukhorukov


Anatoly P. Sukhorukov, a well-known and highly-respected Soviet/Russian pioneer and innovator in nonlinear optics, passed away on 10 April 2014, at the age of 78.

DSTO visit in hallway

Chief Defense Scientist visits CUDOS


Dr Alex Zelinsky and senior DSTO staff visited the University of Sydney to view CUDOS facilities and the new AIN building site, and discuss CUDOS/DSTO collaborative projects.

Student Prize Winners

CUDOS students shine in annual competitions


Inspired artwork with a traffic light theme and a poster & presentation ticking all the boxes were winners in prestigious Student Competitions announced at the CUDOS Annual Workshop held in February this year.