The CUDOS research program has two central themes: micro-photonics and nonlinear photonics.
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.
Our Centre of Excellence brings together a powerful team of researchers in optical science and photonics technology both in Australia and internationally whose efforts will lead to significant advancement in capabilities and knowledge in this crucial field, which underpins advances in areas of national and international importance.
Optical science stands at the edge of a revolution in miniaturisation and integration, directly analogous to the silicon electronics revolution that has reshaped the world over the past 50 years. CUDOS will develop the science and engineering to transform photonic integrated circuits into a practical, powerful technology employing optical signal processing to enable critical applications spanning communications, sensing and security.
Jochen Schroeder won the 2013 CUDOS Innovation Prize for his work with Finisar's WaveShaper. This same work was the basis for the recent breakthrough highlighted in an OFC Postdeadline paper.
The University of Sydney Faculty of Science and School of Physics are honored to host the first biennial Memorial Lecture later this year.
The 2013 Annual Student Poster Competition saw ANU Nonlinear and Sydney Uni groups shine.