Welcome to the Eggleton Research Group
Photonics, Phononics and Integrated Optical SciencesBeing 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).
Integrated microwave photonic notch filter using a heterogeneously integrated Brillouin and active-silicon photonic circuit
Microwave photonics (MWP) has unlocked a new paradigm for Radio Frequency (RF) signal processing by harnessing the inherent broadband and tunable nature of photonic components. Despite numerous efforts made to implement integrated MWP filters, a key RF processing functionality, it remains a long-standing challenge to achieve a fully integrated photonic circuit that can merge the megahertz-level spectral resolution required for RF applications with key electro-optic components. — Nature Communications Nov 20, 2023
The technology that can safeguard Australia from external threats and natural disasters
The current wars in the Middle East and Ukraine are changing the landscape of global stability and leading other countries to examine their own security, with emerging dual-use technology providing a means of securing our national interests, explain Professor Ben Eggleton and Associate Professor Sergio Leon-Saval of the NSW Smart Sensing Network. — Defence Connect Nov 16, 2023