Prof. Dr. Shayan Mookherjea , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, USA
High-performance Electro-optic Modulators and Nonlinear Optics Using Thin-film Lithium Niobate
Barkhausenbau, BAR I88 , TU Dresden
Alongside a summary of the field, I will present our results in high-bandwidth and low-voltage
(100 GHz, 1-2 V) electro-optic modulators, efficient (~1000 %/W) wavelength conversion between
NIR and telecommunications bands, and bright and nearly-ideal parametric photon-pair sources
using thin-film lithium niobate integrated with silicon and/or silicon nitride photonics.
These high-performance devices cannot be achieved in conventional silicon photonics. Our results
are recent outcomes of high-risk, high-reward projects (including international collaborators)
which benefit from a study of hybrid materials, cross-disciplinary device design, and innovative
fabrication of microchips leveraging the capabilities of both foundries and universities, and have
been published in major journals such as Optica and Physical Review Letters, and the postdeadline
papers of the OFC and CLEO conferences.
Bio: Shayan Mookherjea 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. He is a Professor
of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He leads
the Integrated Photonics Group at UCSD and is a Fellow of the Optica (formerly OSA) since 2013.