Inducing and harnessing stimulated Brillouin scattering in photonic integrated circuits
Benjamin J. EggletonCUDOS Director, ARC Laureate Fellow
University of Sydney
Friday, October 25, 2013|
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1121 LBME (Lurie Biomedical Engineering Bldg)
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About the Event
We review recent progress in inducing and harnessing Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS) in integrated photonic circuits. Exciting SBS in a chip-scale device is challenging due to the stringent requirements on materials and device geometry. We discuss these requirements which include material parameters, such as optical refractive index and acoustic velocity, and device properties such as acousto-optic confinement. Recent work on SBS in nano-photonic waveguides is presented, with special attention paid to photonic integration of applications such as narrow-linewidth lasers, slow- and fast-light, microwave signal processing, Brillouin dynamic gratings and non-reciprocal devices.
Professor Benjamin Eggleton is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney, Director of the ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), and Director of the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) at the University of Sydney. He obtained the Bachelor’s degree (with honors) in Science and the Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Sydney, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. In 1996, he joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies as a Postdoctoral Member of Staff, and was then transferred to the Department of Optical Fiber Research. In 2000, he was promoted to Research Director within the Specialty Fiber Business Division of Bell Laboratories, where he was engaged in forward-looking research supporting Lucent Technologies business in optical fiber devices.
Contact: Prof. Herb Winful
Open to: Public