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Nonlinear integrated photonics


Professor Benjamin Eggleton's breakthroughs in nonlinear optics of chalcogenide glasses have let to his deomonstations of new ultrafast optical devices for telecommunications applications, record low-threshold supercontinium generation sources and on-chip parametric sources. 

The supervisory team for this project also includes Dr Alvaro Casas Bedoya.


Professor Benjamin Eggleton.

Research location

School of Physics

Program type



Professor Eggleton's group reported the first demonstration of on-chip stimulaated Brillouin scattering, and holds the recod for on-chip SBS again.  His fundamental breakthroughs include the first demonstations of gap soliton formation in periodic media and of slow-light-enhanced nonlinear optics in photonic crystals.

Additional information

The student will be located in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub for the duration of this project.

HDR Inherent Requirements

In addition to the academic requirements set out in the Science Postgraduate Handbook, you may be required to satisfy a number of inherent requirements to complete this degree. Example of inherent requirement may include:

- Confidential disclosure and registration of a disability that may hinder your performance in your degree;
- Confidential disclosure of a pre-existing or current medical condition that may hinder your performance in your degree (e.g. heart disease, pace-maker, significant immune suppression, diabetes, vertigo, etc.);
- Ability to perform independently and/or with minimal supervision;
- Ability to undertake certain physical tasks (e.g. heavy lifting);
- Ability to undertake observatory, sensory and communication tasks;
- Ability to spend time at remote sites (e.g. One Tree Island, Narrabri and Camden);
- Ability to work in confined spaces or at heights;
- Ability to operate heavy machinery (e.g. farming equipment);
- Hold or acquire an Australian driver’s licence;
- Hold a current scuba diving license;
- Hold a current Working with Children Check;
- Meet initial and ongoing immunisation requirements (e.g. Q-Fever, Vaccinia virus, Hepatitis, etc.)

You must consult with your nominated supervisor regarding any identified inherent requirements before completing your application.

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 2452