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Integrated nanophotonics technology and applications (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Yeshaiahu Fainman

Paper Abstract

Various future system applications that involve photonic technology rely on our ability to integrate it on a chip to augment and/or interact with other signals (e.g., electrical, chemical, biomedical, etc.). For example, future computing and communication systems will need integration of photonic circuits with electronics and thus require miniaturization of photonic materials, devices and subsystems. Another example, involves integration of microfluidics with nanophotonics, where former is used for particle manipulation, preparation and delivery, and the latter in a large size array form parallel detection of numerous biomedical reactions useful for healthcare applications. To advance the nanophotonics technology we established design, fabrication and testing tools at UCSD. The design tools need to incorporate not only the electromagnetic equations, but also the material, quantum physics, thermal, etc. equations to include near field interactions. These designs are integrated with device fabrication and characterization to validate the device concepts and optimize their performance. Our research work emphasizes the construction of passive (e.g., engineered composite metamaterials, filters, etc.) and active (e.g., nanolasers) components on-chip, with the same lithographic tools as electronics. In this talk, we discuss progress in passive and active integrated photonic devices, circuits and systems that recently have been demonstrated in our labs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2019
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Proc. SPIE 10922, Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXI, 109221B (4 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2505653
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Yeshaiahu Fainman, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10922:
Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXI
Sailing He; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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