Thursday, August 30, 2012

OSA Student Chapter Seminar: 10.18.12 / CREOL 102 / 1:30-2:30pm / “Nonlinear photonic circuits transforming the new information age: Faster, smaller and smarter”, Benjamin J. Eggleton

OSA Student Chapter Seminar: “Nonlinear photonic circuits transforming the new information age: Faster, smaller and smarter”, Benjamin J. Eggleton
Thursday, October 18 2012 / 1:30 -2:30 pm.

Speaker - Professor Benjamin J. Eggleton
ARC Federation Fellow and CUDOS Director,
CUDOS - Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems
School of Physics, Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS),
Univ. of Sydney, Australia

My talk will review our recent progress in demonstrating nonlinear photonic circuits (photonic chips) for ultrafast all-optical signal processing based on highly nonlinear materials and nanophotonic circuits and structures. I will review the underlying principles of the optical nonlinearity and show how it can be massively enhanced using slow light in photonic crystal circuits. I will also review our recent breakthrough demonstrations of ultrafast all-optical signal processing and emerging applications of photonic chip based all-optical processing in quantum processing and nonlinear optical phononics (opto-acoustic interactions).

Recent publications:
1. B. Eggleton et al., “Chalcogenide Photonics”, Nature Photonics 5, 141-148 (2011).
2. M. Pelusi et al., “Photonic chip based radio –frequency spectrum analyser with terahertz bandwidth,” Nature Photonics 3, (139-143) (2009)
3. B. Corcoran et al., “Slow light enhanced visible optical third harmonic generation in 2D silicon photonic crystal waveguides,” Nature Photonics 3, (206-210) (2009).
4. J. Mok et al., "Dispersionless slow light using gap solitons," Nature Physics 2, 775-780 (2006).
5. C. Xiong et al."Slow-light enhanced correlated photon pair generation in a silicon photonic crystal waveguide," Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 17, pp. 3413-3415 (2011)
6. R. Pant et al., On-chip stimulated Brillouin scattering. Optics Express, 19(9): p. 8285-8290 (2011).
Benjamin J. Eggleton is an ARC Federation Fellow and Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney and is the founding Director of CUDOS, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh-Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems. He obtained the Bachelors degree and PhD degree in Physics from the University of Sydney. In 1996, he joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies as a Member of Staff and was subsequently promoted to Director within the
Specialty Fibre Business Division of Bell Laboratories, where he was engaged in forward-looking research supporting Lucent Technologies business in optical fibre devices. Eggleton has published more than 300 journal publications (with over 9500 citations and an h-index of 48), including articles in Nature Photonics, Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters and has filed over 35 patents. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, IEEE Photonics and the
Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). Eggleton has received numerous awards for his contributions, including, the 2011 Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science, the 2007 Pawsey Medal from the Australian Academy of Science, the 2004 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year, the 2003 International Commission on Optics (ICO) Prize, the 1998 Adolph Lomb Medal from the Optical Society of America, the
Distinguished Lecturer Award from the IEEE/LEOS, and the R&D100 Award. He was President of the Australian Optical Society from 2008-2010 and is Editor for Optics Communications.
This research was performed as part of the CUDOS Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence program. CUDOS aims to develop the science and engineering to transform photonic integrated circuits into a practical, powerful technology employing optical signal processing to enable critical applications spanning communications, sensing and security. This will enable the Internet to transfer vast amounts of data; it will lead to secure transmission using quantum photonics-based devices, and to the detection of mid-infrared signatures of light from distant stars and complex molecules of environmental or biochemical importance. CUDOS is a collaboration between Australia's leading universities with photonic research programs, The University of Sydney, ANU, Macquarie University, Swinburne University of Technology, RMIT, Monash University and UTS and partner investigators from the world’s leaders in photonic research, both globally and locally.

For more Information:
Sharad Bhooplapur
President, OSA chapter at UCF

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