ARC Centre for Ultra-high Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems

ARC Centre for Ultra-high Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems

ARC Centre for Ultra-high Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems

A powerful team of Australian and international researchers in optical science and photonics technology.

Macquarie University proudly contributed to the ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) until its closure in 2017. This ARC conducted research to create a world-best on-chip photonic platform for information transfer and processing technologies. The ARC aimed to translate the intellectual capital it created to build a community of professionals who could drive wealth creation in Australia. This legacy website is no longer actively updated, but remains live to provide details about the research aims of CUDOS.

Local resources, global connections

The ARC CUDOS is a vibrant research team with local access to world class facilities.

Located across seven major Australian universities, each facility invests heavily in top-end photonics equipment. At CUDOS @ Macquarie Node, the newly refurbished photonics laboratory houses a suite of microprocessing and micro-characterisation equipment.

These exceptional facilities are utilised by researchers from across the world, including faculty of MIT (US), Imperial College London (UK), Ghent University (Belgium) and AIST (Japan).

Six flagship projects with real-world applications

The centre focuses on six large-scale projects directed towards end user applications. One project in particular is considering ultra high speed and low power optical signal processors. Its aim is to solve the current bottlenecks of energy consumption, footprint and data transmission capacity that is limiting the growth of optical data communication networks.

The new frontier of astrophotonics

The advanced photonic technologies developed by CUDOS are pushing the frontier in Astronomy and Space Science. The exciting new field of astrophotonics applies photonic devices to astronomical instrumentation on some of the world’s largest telescopes. Recent work has been done on a chip-based interferometer that enables astronomers to reveal Earth-like planets which could harbour life.

CUDOS research team

The CUDOS research team includes 15 Chief investigators plus partnerships and associations with scientists across the globe. The team is led by director Benjamin Eggleton, an ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney. Macquarie University’s Associate Professor Judith Dawes is also on the leadership team as Director of its Outreach Program and a Chief Investigator. Find all acclaimed Macquarie University academics collaborating with CUDOS.

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