Original Published Date: 
Friday, October 11, 2013

Media issued by The University of Sydney
A breakthrough  in photonics that will help create extremely compact optical chips, a hair's  width in size and delivering a photon at a time, has been achieved by  researchers from the University of Sydney. "This result  has applications in the development of complex quantum technologies, including  completely secure communications, quantum measurement, the simulation of  biological and chemical systems and of course quantum computing," said Dr Alex  Clark, leader of the research team from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS). Carried out at the University of Sydney's School of  Physics, the research is published in Nature  Communications today.