Announcing the November 2019 Chem in Emerging Tech Lecture
The next Chemistry in Emerging Technologies Lecture is Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Where: Nazareth College – Peckham Hall, Room 10, 4245 East Ave., Pittsford. Map below
Prof. Cardenas will be talking to us about integrated photonics (also known as optics on a chip) at 7:00 PM followed by a reception in the Peckham Hall Lobby at 8:15 PM.
Abstract: Integrated photonics, or optics on a chip, offers solutions to many of the challenges common to traditional optics such as element alignment, stability, and size. It has transformed our daily lives by enabling high bandwidth communications. With the advent of silicon photonics, integrated optics compatible with modern electronics manufacturing processes, the field will transform how we do things in all aspects of life. However, in order to stay compatible with CMOS electronics manufacturing, we are limited to silicon-based materials, which have limitations in light emission, detection, and refractive index modulation. In this talk we will look at two-dimensional materials, one atomic or molecular layer thick, as the key element in a hybrid photonic platform with full functionality and compatibility with electronics. We will show our recent results in on-chip light emission towards CMOS compatible on-chip lasers for the next generation of integrated photonics.
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Jaime Cardenas earned his Ph.D. from the Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville in Optical Science & Engineering. His research was in single air interface bends and waveguide microcantilevers. After two years as a process engineer, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Cornell Nanophotonics group for three years and stayed on as a Research Scientist. In 2015 he moved with the Lipson Nanophotonics Group to Columbia Univ. He joined the faculty of Univ. of Rochester’s Institute of Optics as an Assistant Professor in July 2016. Prof. Cardenas’ research focuses on integrated photonics, nanophotonics, and nonlinear photonics, using nanostructured devices on a chip for applications in photonic packaging, 2D materials integrated photonics, nonlinear photonics, and on-chip quantum photonics.