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Delivering Photonics to Transform the New Information Age - Smaller, Faster and Energy Efficient

Prof. Benjamin J. Eggleton

ARC Federation Fellow and Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), Institute of Photonics and Optical Science, University of Sydney

2:30 pm Monday, 30 August 2010,
EN102 (EN Building), Hawthorn.

CUDOS will take the next big step in optical systems by transforming photonic integrated circuits into a technology that will have a profound effect on economies and lifestyles around the world. This revolutionary research will allow the Internet to transfer vast amounts of data with significantly improved energy efficiency and security using quantum photonics-based integrated devices. The CUDOS photonic chips will also enable the detection of mid-infrared signatures of light from distant stars and complex molecules of environmental or biochemical importance. We will achieve this by developing functional metamaterials with unprecedented optical properties to control light, engineering them into miniature photonic processors. The outcomes that can be expected from this second round of funding will fuel research and development programs for decades, harnessing links between fundamental research and commercial applications through industry partners and startup companies, and developing strong linkages between Australian and overseas universities and companies.

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