Physics Department Colloquium - “Integrated Photonics: towards all-optical processing with nonlinear effects” By Samuel Serna - Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT, 2019 OSA Ambassador

Monday, February 25, 2019
4:00 pm

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Floor/Room #: 
109

     All-optical signal processing implemented in silicon photonics is considered as a promising route to solve several bottlenecks for the realization of future dense and mixed integrated electronic and photonic chips including ultrahigh data bit rate issues and power consumption constraints. The control of optical signals by using light intrinsically brings the advantage of removing electrooptical conversions and opens the path to a large number of functions inherited from the telecommunication field by using nonlinear optical processes, which yet traditionally need high optical powers and long interaction lengths in optical fibers. In this short talk, I will present the exploration of novel materials and hybrid integrated platforms as well as the perspectives of the nonlinear integrated field.  Besides, I will discuss about my involvement in the OSA as 2019 Ambassador, the possibilities for student members and the general career paths in the field of photonics.

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