FIP Seminar Series: Integrated Photonics for Tomorrow's Needs on Today's Silicon Platforms
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Shayan Mookherjea
Silicon photonics is now becoming a mature technology, with large companies such as Intel, IBM, Oracle, etc. developing transceivers to benefit interconnect technology. Looking ahead, integrated photonics on a silicon platform can serve our need to measure, control, shape, and generate the electromagnetic spectrum, and re-engineer conventional linear, nonlinear and quantum optical devices and subsystems. We may be able to improve the usual metrics -how small, how much power, how fast, etc. - by many orders of magnitude, while adding the benefits of CMOS electronic compatibility, scalability and manufacturability. This new vision for silicon photonics is emerging only recently, and can impact measurement and imaging technology, and nonlinear optics and quantum photonics as well (areas which have resisted widespread commercialization so far). Shayan Mookherjea is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He received the BS degree with honors from Caltech, the SM degree from MIT, and the PhD from Caltech in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Physics.