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  • Photonics Seminar - Galan Moody, Tuesday, November 8th at 3pm in MCB 101

    Tue, Nov 08, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Galan Moody, University of California Santa Barbara

    Talk Title: Integrated Quantum Photonics Beyond Silicon

    Abstract: Silicon-on-insulator has been an indispensable platform for classical and quantum photonics, but it is lacking in several aspects that are needed for the next generation of advanced quantum technologies. Beyond silicon, there is a spectrum of alternative crystalline materials-”such as compound semiconductors, lithium niobate, and 2D materials-”that have the potential to enable radically new device concepts and related quantum technologies. In this presentation, I will highlight my group's progress in developing several heterogeneous photonic platforms to address key challenges in quantum communications, networking, and distributed information processing. These include AlGaAs-on-insulator photonics for ultra-efficient entangled-pair generation, squeezing, and frequency-bin information processing; the integration of AlGaAs and 2D material single-photon sources with silicon photonics; and hybrid quantum dot devices with opto-electronic and opto-mechanical resonators for dynamic tuning and quantum transduction.

    Biography: Professor Moody joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California Santa Barbara in July 2019. Prior to moving to Santa Barbara, he was a Research Scientist (2015-2019) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, USA, a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at NIST (2013-2015), and a postdoctoral associate at the University of Texas, Austin, USA (2013). He received his PhD Degree in Physics (2013) and his BSc Degree in Engineering Physics (2008) from the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a recipient of an Air Force Young Investigator Program award (2020) and an NSF CAREER award (2021) for research on integrated quantum photonic technologies. He serves as a thrust co-lead and on the executive committee for UCSB's Quantum Foundry (an NSF institute for quantum materials and related technologies), on the technical program committees for several conferences including CLEO, and on the editorial board for IOP's Journal of Physics: Photonics.

    Host: Mercedeh Khajavikhan

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski


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