Welcome to the Eggleton Research Group

Photonics, Phononics and Integrated Optical Sciences

Being situated in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, the Eggleton Research Group is led by globally renowned optical physicist Professor Benjamin J. Eggleton, who has been recognised for his important contribution to optical communications technology with applications to chip-based, ultra-fast and ultra-broadband, energy efficient information signal processing devices. Our group enjoys a rich complement of fundamental and applied research on some of the most exciting topics in photonic sciences about optical physics and optoelectronics. The research programs are conducted in state-of-the art laboratories located in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub and in the School of Physics, which were constructed to provide every technological advantage. The research programs rely heavily on the clean-room facilities available in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub for nanofabrication and prototyping. The Eggleton research group is part of Sydney University Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS), the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) and are members of the University of Sydney Nano Institute. We also host the Jericho Smart Sensing Laboratory (JSSL).

 

Professor Benjamin Eggleton and his Team have Won the Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia

This is a collaborative effort between the Eggleton Research Group (University of Sydney Professor Benjamin Eggleton, Dr Eric Mägi, Dr Moritz Merklein, Dr Alvaro Casas Bedoya, Dr Yang Liu) and Associate Professor Stephen Madden from the Australian National University.

“This is great recognition of more than a decade of research with a great team. We have taken a breakthrough discovery and translated it into advanced prototypes that have been tested in end-user laboratories in both Australia and North America. These will soon become sovereign capability for defence,” said Professor Ben Eggleton.

By harnessing the delicate interaction between light and sound, Professor Ben Eggleton and his team have produced a microchip that provides a unique advantage for defence platforms. With prototypes already developed in Australia and internationally, this compact technology heralds a new era in microwave signal processing and represents real gains in performance, efficiency and cost.

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Hosting Group Captain Michael Burgess-Orton and Group Captain Lyle Holt

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Great to kick of the year with the fantastic #jerichosmartsensing team meeting at @SydneyNano @sydney_physics and @Sydney_Arch - “accelerating sovereign capability in smart sensing” @EggletonLab @AlvaroCasasB @HarjitRana

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Their suggestions and ideas focus on 4 themes: (1) Enabling more efficient clinical decision-making (2) Minimising societal disruption (3) Protecting the community and (4) Prepardness for the next phase of the pandemic. Read about the role of sensor technology in COVID-19 here!

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How can sensor technology be adapted to help us cope with the 'new normal' of #COVID19? As part of the NanoHealth research clusters, scientists at @SydneyNano have outlined what they think the research priorities are. https://go.nature.com/3p2iikm

Coming soon to @SydneyNano - 3D Nanoprinting capabilities! We're very excited about the purchase of the Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT2 Two-Photon 3D Printer thanks to Prof Hala Zreiqat who was awarded the ARC LIEF grant. #Congratulations again!

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