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Optics innovation an industry success

Optics innovation an industry success

Media issued by the University of Sydney     

A researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), has created a new processor technology that allows light to be split in extremely sophisticated ways.

The processor is a computer programmable optical filter that can shape light. It can, for example, compress incoming light pulses to  become very short, or shape an incoming 'rainbow' of light into an output that is only made up of red and blue light.

The new technology has made its creator, Dr Jochen Schroeder, the winner of the Innovation Prize from CUDOS (February 2013), celebrating Australian innovations in optics and photonics. It has also been a successful technology transfer story, creating a wave of sales for Finisar, one of the world's Largest Supplier of Optical Communication Components and Subsystems.

 

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