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Welcome to the Centre for Quantum and Optical Science

CQOS (formerly the Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy) was established at Swinburne as a new strategic initiative in 1999. The Centre is part of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.  CQOS, together with the Centre for Micro-Photonics (CMP) is housed in the Swinburne Optics and Laser Laboratories (SOLL)

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CQOS hosts a node of the ARC Centres of Excellence for Coherent X-ray Science (CXS) and hosted a node of the former ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics (ACQAO).

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Podcast: Towards absolute zero on an atom chip · Windows Media Player · QuickTime
CQOS has research programs in several areas:
Atom Optics
Ultracold Fermi Gases
Ultrafast Spectroscopy
Theoretical Physics
Applied Optics
 Undergraduate and Honours Courses
bullet Z0461 Bachelor of Science Undergraduate
bullet   Z039   Bachelor of Science (Optronics and Lasers) Honours   Postgraduate

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 CAOUS-Organised Conferences and Workshops


2014 Victorian Summer School in Ultracold Physics

Video: PhD research in CQOS