Guest Lecture: "Integrated Photonics for Scalable Classical, Nonlinear and Quantum Optics"

Professor Shayan Mookherjea, University of California, San Diego will give a guest lecture at UCL to which all CDT staff, students and associated students are welcome to attend.
  • When 13 May, 2016 from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM (GMT / UTC0)
  • Where Barlow Room 807, Roberts Building, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE
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We are witnessing rapid growth of interest in integrated photonics, especially silicon photonics, which might improve communication and measurement instruments in the coming years.

I will present examples of my group’s research in four areas:  

-          silicon photonics to make transceivers more “intelligent”, and easier to interconnect,

-          photonic circuits in hybrid silicon - lithium niobate,

-          compact, low pump power wavelength conversion,

-          silicon photonics based photon-pair generation for quantum photonics.

Then, I will discuss some broad scientific research challenges which will keep us busy for years to come, and some of the payoffs we may get along the way.   


Shayan Mookherjea is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He 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. His awards include: Wilts Prize, Hellman Faculty Fellow, NSF CAREER grant, IEEE Senior Member, and OSA Fellow. The Micro/Nano-Photonics Group ( has active collaborations with several external industrial partners and foundries, ranging from MPW photonics runs to scaled-CMOS.  He currently advises five companies (including two startups, and a NYSE-traded public company) on introducing silicon photonics products.