Light up the Outback

During the first week of August, two of our PhD candidates based at Macquarie University, Blake Entwisle and Dan Blay will be travelling to the Central West, Far West and Riverina areas of New South Wales on a mission to promote physics and science to rural communities. Their week long outback outreach tour will travel a 1,800km loop to visit high schools in Blayney, Young, Griffith, Condoblin, Cobar, Nyngan and Gulgong where they will be conducting optics based experiments (such as the thermal camera, Laser Telephone, LED Velocity Juggling Balls), discussing current research, and encouraging students to study science at a tertiary level. You can follow Blake and Dan’s Light Up the Outback Tour via their blog.

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


CUDOS PhD candidate Moritz Merklein’s winning streak


Shortly after being awarded a SPIE scholarship, Moritz has won the first prize at the student oral presentation competition of the 7th International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications in Montreal.

frequency comb
International collaboration set to dramatically improve Internet capacity

A collaboration between scientists in Sydney and Japan has resulted in a breakthrough that will lead to faster, more compact and cost-efficient telecommunications using advanced optical frequency comb technology.

Women in CUDOS Newsletter

The Winter edition of Women in CUDOS is now available, with interesting information and links for all research staff and students.

The Conversation
Small and bright: what nanophotonics means for you

Read Professor Ben Eggleton's The Conversation article about nanophotonics and CUDOS' work in this important field of research.

Andrea with silicon chip

Researchers achieve first nanophotonic topological system


An international team of researchers from CUDOS and Technion, Israel Institute of Technology have demonstrated the first topologically protected waveguiding in a silicon nanophotonic platform.

Research Highlights
Coming Up

NUSOD: July 2016

Academic researchers, device engineers and software developers are invited to NUSOD 2016, 11-15 July in Sydney, Australia to discuss the advancement and exchange of practical use of numerical tools at the cutting edge of photonics research and device design.