Cal Poly Pomona

Physics Seminar

Friday, May 9, 2008

Silicon/Non-Silicon Based Optical Pulse Shaping and Optical Signal Processing

Ozdal Boyraz

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California, Irvine

Silicon photonics is a growing research area with a clearly defined ultimate goal of delivering CMOS compatible photonic devices. Because of its low-cost substrates, mature fabrication technology and vast fabrication infrastructure it can provide low cost optical devices for several applications. Passive components such as multiplexers and filters are already being commercialized for telecommunication applications. However, active devices such as light sources and modulators are still under development. In this talk I will summarize the recent developments in silicon photonics in the area of optical pulse shaping. In particular I will give a overview of laser modelocking and short pulse generation by using two-photon absorption process in silicon and its potential applications in mid-IR. Additionally, I will talk about applications of optical pulse shaping in the area of optical sampling and A/D conversion.

Refreshments at 4:00 PM. Seminar begins at 4:10 PM.
Building 8, Room 241
For further information, please call (909) 869-4014

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