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Welcome to CUDOS @ MQ

The Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) is an ARC funded Centre of Excellence collaboration combining the established expertise of researchers at the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, University of Technology Sydney, Australian National University, Swinburne University of Technology, RMIT University and Monash University.

CUDOS is playing a pivotal role in demonstrating ground-breaking developments in ultrafast signal processors, quantum photonic processors, and integrated photonic devices for the mid infrared.

CUDOS Macquarie University


Co-founders Prof. Michael Withford & Dr Simon Gross launch Modular Photonics; a venture committed to manufacturing 3D waveguide devices for optical telecommunications (2015)

Integrated astrophotonic chips undergo successful 'on sky' telescope tests at Coonabarabran, NSW and Subaru, Hawaii.


Prof Michael Withford elected to the newest class of OSA Fellow Members for his significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics.

CUDOS @ MQ congratulates its recent graduates on their new jobs: Dr Izuśka Spaleniak (UK), Dr Yuwen Duan (China), Dr Jocelyn Star (China) & Geraldine Mariën (EU)

Research Breakthroughs

Dr Martin Ams et al.: Slit beam shaping method for femtosecond laser inscription of symmetric waveguides hits 200 citations.

Dr Simon Gross et al.: Review paper on ultrafast-laser-inscribed 3D integrated photonics..

Zachary Chaboyer et al.: Scientific Report on tunable quantum interference in a 3D integrated circuit.

Dr Zhizhong Yan et al.: APL report demonstrating heralded single photons beyond 1100 nm by spontaneous four-wave mixing.

Sergei Antipov et al.: Optics Express laser inscription of chirped fiber Bragg gratings.


A/Prof Mike Steel to Shanghai

Prof. Michael Withford to Barcelona and CLEO

Dr Martin Ams was invited to speak at the 2014 OSA Conference on "Optics and Photonics for Energy and the Environment"


Dr Simon Gross was a successful applicant in the ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme for 2015

Dr Simon Gross & Dr Luke Helt were successful applicants in the Macquarie University Research Fellowships (MQRF) 2013 Scheme


Dr Simon Gross wins CUDOS commercialisation award at the 2015 showcase

Glen Douglass awarded Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN) travel grant to attend COLA conference 2015

Blake Entwisle wins CUDOS student challenge award at the 2015 showcase

Glen Douglass gains 2nd place at the 2015 showcase for his poster

Journal Covershots

Lasers Gross et al. - IJAGS
Meany et al. - LPR
Meany et al. - LFW
Ams et al. - LPR

Top Journal Downloads

May 2013, Gross et al.- Optical Materials Express