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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


Recent PhD student Tom Meany spotlights in the Macquarie University Research Excellence Awards.

Dr Alex Arriola joins CUDOS @ MQ as a new Astrophotonics post-doc. He comes to us from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Scotland.


Recent PhD student Tom Meany starts a prestigious post-doctoral position at the Toshiba's Cambridge Research Labs.

PhD student Zach Chaboyer awarded a position at the Marie Curie Scientific School on quantum technologies in Italy.

Integrated, hybrid photonic chip generating single photons brings quantum communications closer. Read more:
W: Laser Focus World
W: The Register
W: Optics & Photonics News
W: MQ Uni Newsroom
W: I-Micronews
W: AOS News (pg 14)

Prof Michael Withford becomes an associate editor for Optics Express

Research Breakthroughs

Lasers Single photons from a hybrid photonic circuit (Laser & Photonics Reviews)
W: Details Here
W: Back Cover Shot

Commentary in Nature Photonics

Lasers Mike Steel wrote a commentary on recent work at Caltech that showed non-classical plasmon statistics. W: Read More


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

Gross et al., San Diego 2013
'Ultrafast laser inscribed 3D integrated photonics'
W: Paper

Lasers Meany et al., Appl. Phys. A 2013
'Towards low-loss lightwave circuits for non-classical optics at 800 and 1550 nm'
W: Paper


Successful ARC Discovery Project in collaboration with UoSyd & ANU on Mid IR Astrophotonics, 2013
W: Outcomes

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


Thomas Meany - 3 min thesis
W: Details Here

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