Jelena Vuckovic, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor
Inverse-designed silicon carbide quantum and nonlinear photonics.
Light, science & applications
2023; 12 (1): 201
Inverse design has revolutionized the field of photonics, enabling automated development of complex structures and geometries with unique functionalities unmatched by classical design. However, the use of inverse design in nonlinear photonics has been limited. In this work, we demonstrate quantum and classical nonlinear light generation in silicon carbide nanophotonic inverse-designed Fabry-Pérot cavities. We achieve ultra-low reflector losses while targeting a pre-specified anomalous dispersion to reach optical parametric oscillation. By controlling dispersion through inverse design, we target a second-order phase-matching condition to realize second- and third-order nonlinear light generation in our devices, thereby extending stimulated parametric processes into the visible spectrum. This first realization of computational optimization for nonlinear light generation highlights the power of inverse design for nonlinear optics, in particular when combined with highly nonlinear materials such as silicon carbide.
View details for DOI 10.1038/s41377-023-01253-9
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- Multimode squeezing in soliton crystal microcombs OPTICA 2023; 10 (6): 694-701
- Inverse Designed Couplers for Use in Gallium Arsenide Photonics ACS PHOTONICS 2023
- Two-Emitter Multimode Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics in Thin-Film Silicon Carbide Photonics PHYSICAL REVIEW X 2023; 13 (1)
Multi-dimensional data transmission using inverse-designed silicon photonics and microcombs.
2022; 13 (1): 7862
The use of optical interconnects has burgeoned as a promising technology that can address the limits of data transfer for future high-performance silicon chips. Recent pushes to enhance optical communication have focused on developing wavelength-division multiplexing technology, and new dimensions of data transfer will be paramount to fulfill the ever-growing need for speed. Here we demonstrate an integrated multi-dimensional communication scheme that combines wavelength- and mode- multiplexing on a silicon photonic circuit. Using foundry-compatible photonic inverse design and spectrally flattened microcombs, we demonstrate a 1.12-Tb/s natively error-free data transmission throughout a silicon nanophotonic waveguide. Furthermore, we implement inverse-designed surface-normal couplers to enable multimode optical transmission between separate silicon chips throughout a multimode-matched fibre. All the inverse-designed devices comply with the process design rules for standard silicon photonic foundries. Our approach is inherently scalable to a multiplicative enhancement over the state of the art silicon photonic transmitters.
View details for DOI 10.1038/s41467-022-35446-4
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- Quantum optics of soliton microcombs NATURE PHOTONICS 2021
- Integrated Quantum Photonics with Silicon Carbide: Challenges and Prospects PRX QUANTUM 2020; 1 (2)
- Optical parametric oscillation in silicon carbide nanophotonics OPTICA 2020; 7 (9): 1139–42
- Spectrally reconfigurable quantum emitters enabled by optimized fast modulation NPJ QUANTUM INFORMATION 2020; 6 (1)
4H-silicon-carbide-on-insulator for integrated quantum and nonlinear photonics
2020; 14: 330-334
View details for DOI 10.1038/s41566-019-0556-6
4H-SiC-on-Insulator Platform for Quantum Photonics
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