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Optoelectronics & Communications

Shaya Fainman plenary: Nanoscale Engineering Optical Nonlinearities and Nanolasers

A plenary talk from SPIE Optics + Photonics 2014.

10 October 2014, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201410.11

Shaya Fainman, Univ. of California, San DiegoDense photonic integration requires miniaturization of materials, devices and subsystems, including passive components (e.g., engineered composite metamaterials, filters, etc.) and active components (e.g., lasers, modulators, detectors).

In this plenary session, Shaya Fainman of Univ. of California, San Diego (USA) discusses passive and active devices that recently have been demonstrated in our laboratory, including monolithically integrated short pulse compressor utilized with silicon on insulator material platform and design, fabrication and testing of nanolasers constructed using metal-dielectric-semiconductor resonators confined in all three dimensions.

Shaya Fainman is a Cymer and Distinguished Professor of ECE at UCSD. He is directing research at the Ultrafast and Nanoscale Optics group and has made significant contributions to near field optical phenomena, meta-materials, nanophotonics and plasmonics. His a Fellow of the OSA, IEEE, and SPIE, and a recipient of numerous awards including SPIE's Gabor Award. He has contributed over 230 manuscripts in peer review journals and over 450 conference papers.