Photonic chip that ‘fits together like Lego’ opens door to local industry

Integrating photons into electronic chips expands bandwidth and filter control New semiconductor architecture integrates traditional electronics with photonic, or light, components. Designed by Dr Alvaro Casas Bedoya in the School of Physics, the chip could have application in advanced radar, satellites, wireless networks and 6G telecommunications.  Chip inventor backs ‘Lego strategy’ Researchers at the University …

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 …

The device that can remotely monitor your breathing: as tested on cane toads

Proof of principle for human vital-sign detection in clinical environments A new photonic radar system has been developed by scientists at Sydney Nano and the School of Physics that delivers contactless, high-definition detection of vital signs. It could be developed for use in ICUs, aged-care facilities and for people with sleep apnoea or infants with …

Ben Eggleton Celebrates the end of his tenure as Director of Sydney Nano

A good time was had by all at @SydneyNano’s Town Hall combined with Ben Eggleton’s Farewell as Director. Ben Eggleton has accepted the position as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research). Duncan Iverson acknowledged Ben’s energetic leadership of Sydney Nano over the past 5 years. A/Prof Alice Motion has stepped in as interim Director.

Benjamin Eggleton wins the Academic of the Year at the Australian Defence Industry Awards 2022

Congratulations to Benjamin Eggleton for winning the Academic of the Year at the Australian Defence Industry Awards 2022 for his outstanding innovation and engagement with Defence Connect. The Jericho Smart Sensing Laboratory (JSSL), established by Benjamin Eggleton at the University of Sydney is a multidisciplinary initiative sponsored by the Royal Australian Air Force. The JSSL is developing leading-edge smart sensors for real-time situational …

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) congratulates Centre of Excellence teams

Professor Emma Johnston highlights the impressive success of University of Sydney researchers in the recently announced Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence round. University of Sydney researchers will play key roles leading transformational research into pressing areas of national priority that four new Centres of Excellence will conduct. “Being awarded a Centre of Excellence is an …

Head of Sydney Nano, Prof Ben Eggleton, appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

10 November 2022 Professor Ben Eggleton moves to key research role The University of Sydney proudly appoints Professor Ben Eggleton, as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) to spearhead the University’s leadership in research. Professor Ben Eggleton has been appointed to the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney, to ensure research excellence and its translation into …