CUDOS research featured in the news

17-11-2014

The story of CUDOS researchers who developed an optical oscilloscope with 20 times the resolution of conventional electronics is featured on various news websites.

An optical oscilloscope with 20 times the resolution of conventional electronics has been developed by CUDOS at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University.

An article on the development of the oscilloscope was presented Friday, 14 November in a session of the Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP; 11-14 November, 2014; Shanghai, China), an annual gathering of researchers worldwide in photonics and communications.

"This is the culmination of four years of research and discussion with our industry partners," says Dr Simon Lefrancois, from the Sydney University CUDOS node, and lead author of the article that was presented. "The ultrahigh resolution we have achieved is made possible by directly analysing the optical data with a laser beam rather than converting it to a slower electric signal. Our specialty glass greatly enhances the sensitivity of this interaction so that it can be done with low powers on a compact optical chip."

Various news websites have picked up this successful story. Besides the School of Physics News website the story is also featured on AZoNano.com and Laser Focus World.