By harnessing the delicate interaction between light and sound, Professor Ben Eggleton and his team have produced a microchip that provides a unique advantage for defence platforms.

With prototypes already developed in Australia and internationally, this compact technology heralds a new era in microwave signal processing and represents real gains in performance, efficiency, and cost.

The research is a collaborative effort between the Eggleton Research Group (University of Sydney Professor Benjamin Eggleton, Dr Eric Mägi, Dr Moritz Merklein, Dr Alvaro Casas Bedoya, and Dr Yang Liu) and Associate Professor Stephen Madden from the Australian National University. Find out more here.