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Professor Fathpour's group's research on lithium-niobate-on-silicon photonics featured in Laser Focus World

From Laser Focus World: "CREOL researchers create integrated optical lithium-niobate-on-silicon devices"

Orlando, FL--Researchers at The University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL) have figured out how to coat a silicon chip with a film of the nonlinear optical material lithium niobate (LiNbO3); the achievement will aid in the creation of integrated photonic circuit components such as low-loss microring resonators and high-performance Mach-Zehnder optical modulators. The work was led by professor Sasan Fathpour.

"Lithium niobate devices are bulky and expensive," says Fathpour. "If thin films of lithium niobate are developed and the geometrical cross-section of the devices on the films can be reduced to submicron dimensions, the field of integrated photonics can move toward a more unifying platform." more...

Dr. Fathpour's research was also featured in UCF Today: "Researchers Develop Next-Generation Platform for Integrated Photonics"

Posted Sunday, November 17, 2013

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