Monday, May 12, 2014

IEEE & SPIE Student Chapter Seminar: "Integrated Microwave Photonics " by Professor José Capmany 6.5.14/2:00pm-3:00pm/ CREOL Rm 102

IEEE & SPIE Student Chapter Seminar: "Integrated Microwave Photonics " by Professor José Capmany
Thursday, June 5, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
CREOL Room 102

Professor José Capmany
ITEAM Research Institute
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Edi?cio 8G, Acceso D
46022 Valencia, SPAIN

For the last 25 years, Microwave Photonics (MWP) systems and links have relied almost exclusively on discrete optoelectronic devices and standard optical fibers and fiber-based components which have been employed to support several functionalities like RF signal generation, distribution, processing and analysis. These configurations are bulky, expensive and power-consuming while lacking in flexibility. A second generation, termed as Integrated Micro-wave Photonics (IMWP) which aims at the incorporation of MWP components/ subsystems in photonic circuits, is crucial for the implementation of both low-cost and advanced analog optical front-ends and, thus, instrumental to achieve these targets. After reviewing the basic principles of microwave photonics (MWP) for the non-specialized technical audience, this lecture states the case for the integrated approach towards MWP and overviews the available technology platforms (InP, silicon, silica, silicon nitride, chalcogenides etc..) for the implementation of MWP photonic integrated circuits(PICs), outlining the main features advantages and limitations for each one.
The lecture then reviews the salient research results reported during the last years in several applications and the different platforms (MWP link, signal processing and filtering, signal generation, delay lines, phase-shifters and beam-formers etc..) and finally introduces the concept of the MWP transistor, a multipurpose signal processor architecture which allows for the implrmrntation of all the main basic MWP functionalities. The lecture is concluded with a summary and considerations on the future directions of this field.

     Prof. José Capmany received the Ingeniero de Telecomunicacion degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in 1987 and the Licencia-do en Ciencias Físicas in 2009. Since 2002, he is the Director of the Institute of Telecommunications and Multimedia (iTEAM) at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. His research activities and interests cover a wide range of subjects related to optical communications including microwave photonics, integrated optics, optical signal processing, fiber Bragg gratings, and more recently quantum cryptography and quantum information processing using photonics. He has published over 450 papers in international refereed journals and conferences. Professor Capmany has also the Founder and current Chairman of the IPS Spanish Chapter, an OSA Fellow and IEE fellow. He is also a founder and chief innovation officer of the spin-off company VLC Photonics ( dedicated to the design of photonic integrated circuits. Professor Capmany is the 2012 King James I Prize Laureate on novel technologies, the highest scientific distinction in Spain, for his outstanding contributions to the field of microwave photonics.

For more information:
IEEE Photonics Society Student chapter advisor: Prof. Shin-Tson Wu
IEEE Photonics Society Student Chapter Chair: zhenyue Luo
SPIE Student Chapter Chair: Sihui He  

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