Ellen successfully defended her MASc thesis!
Our latest results on the development of our SiN-on-Si photonic platform was presented at the postdeadline session at CLEO!
W. D. Sacher, Z. Yong, J. C. Mikkelsen, A. Bois, Y. Yang, J. C. Mak, P. Dumais, D. Goodwill, C. Ma, J. Jeong, E. Bernier, and J. K. Poon. Multilayer Silicon Nitride-on-Silicon Integrated Photonic Platform for 3D Photonic Circuits. Paper JTh4C.3.
We welcome Antoine Bois, Ilan Felts Almog, and Mihail Sararoiu, who are joining our group as masters students. We also welcome Yisu Yang, the new postdoc in our group.
We had a productive summer -- we have 5 papers published/accepted this summer. Check out the Publications section for new papers on VO2, automatic optimization in Si photonics, and lasers.
A. Joushaghani, J. Jeong, S. Paradis, D. Alain, J. S. Aitchison, and J. K. S. Poon. Ultra-compact hybrid Si-VO2 electroabsorption optical switch. Paper SM1I.2.
W. D. Sacher, M. L. Davenport, M. J. R. Heck, J. C. Mikkelsen, J. K. S. Poon, and J. E. Bowers. Hybrid silicon ring laser with unidirectional emission. Paper SM1I.3.
J. Jeong, A. Joushaghani, S. Paradis, D. Alain, and J. K. S. Poon. Electrically controllable extraordinary optical transmission in metallic surface gratings on VO2. Paper SW4I.6.
J. C. C. Mak, W. D. Sacher, J. C. Mikkelsen, T. Xue, Z. Yong, and J. K. S. Poon. Automated calibration of high-order microring filters. Paper SW1N.2.
We are moving out of our lab in SF4101 and into SF4107.
We welcome Chaoxuan Ma and Torrey Thiessen to the group!
publications. Wesley, Jared, and Arash have several papers out in Optics Express and APL.
See us at CLEO 2014:
Monday Jun. 9, 1:30-2:00 pm, Executive Ballroom 210G: Joyce will give an invited talk on "Breaking the conventional limitations of microrings." Paper SM3G.1.
Monday Jun. 9, 5:45-6:00 pm, Executive Ballroom 210B: Arash will present "Current-controlled optical modulation in thin VO2 wires." Paper FM4B.8.
Thursday Jun. 12, 2:45-3:00 pm, Salon III: Wesley will present "Ultra-efficient and broadband dual-Level Si3N4-on-SOI grating coupler." Paper STh3M.4.
Congratulations to Hasi for successfully defending his MASc thesis! He is now an official PhD student.
W. D. Sacher, Y. Huang, D. Liang, T. Barwicz, J. C. Mikkelsen, B. J. Taylor, G.-Q. Lo, and J. K. S. Poon. Si3N4-on-SOI polarization rotator-splitter based on TM0-TE1 mode conversion. Paper Th1A.3.32.
J. C. Mikkelsen, W. D. Sacher, and J. K. S. Poon. Adiabatically widened silicon microring resonators with improved tolerance to wafer-scale variations. Paper Th2A.12.
J. C. Mikkelsen, W. D. Sacher, and J. K. S. Poon. Silicon ridge waveguide directional couplers with improved tolerance to wafer-scale variations. Paper Th2A.61.
Joyce will give an invited talk at the IEEE Photonics Conference in Seattle in the microresonator special session.
See us at CLEO 2013:
Monday Jun 10, 9:15 am, 06 Executive Ballroom 210G: Jared Mikkelsen will present "Improving the dimensional tolerance of microrings with adiabatically widened bends." Paper CM1F.5.
Tuesday Jun 11, 11:00 am, 06 Executive Ballroom 210G: Arash Joushaghani will present "Low-voltage integrated broadband hybrid VO2-surface plasmon polariton swithces." Paper CTu1F.1.
Tuesday Jun 11, 2:45 pm, 06 Executive Ballroom 210G: Wesley Sacher will present "Coupling-modulated microrings for DPSK modulation." Paper CTu2F.3.
Tuesday Jun 11, 5:15 pm, 06 Executive Ballroom 210G: Wesley Sacher will present "Silicon-on-insulator polarization splitter-rotator based on TM0-TE1 mode conversion in a bi-level taper." Paper CTu3F.3.
a hybrid plasmonic-VO2 switch is the 14th most downloaded article in Applied Physics Letters in February. [link]