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  • Semiconductors & Microelectronics Technology Seminar - Qiushi Guo, Thursday, April 13th at 11am in EEB 248

    Thu, Apr 13, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Qiushi Guo, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC)

    Talk Title: Lithium niobate integrated nonlinear photonics: new devices and systems on an old material

    Series: Semiconductors & Microelectronics Technology

    Abstract: Despite being an old material in optical and microwave technologies in its bulk form, thin-film lithium niobate (TFLN) has recently emerged as one of the most promising integrated photonic platforms owing to its strong electro-optic (EO) coefficient, quadratic optical nonlinearity, and broadband optical transparency ranging from 250 nm to 5 um. In this talk, I will first overview the basic optical properties of LN, and how LN nanophotonics can grant us new regimes of nonlinear photonics. Then I will present some of our recent experimental results on the realization and utilization of dispersion-engineered and quasi-phase-matched ultrafast photonic devices in both classical and quantum domains. I will discuss the realization of 100 dB/cm optical parametric amplification, 1.5-3 um widely tunable optical parametric oscillator (OPO), ultra-wide bandwidth quantum squeezing, femtosecond and femtojoule on chip all-optical switching, and the integrated mode-locked lasers based on TFLN with watt-level peak power.

    Biography: Qiushi Guo is an assistant professor at the Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York. Prior to joining the ASRC and the CUNY Graduate Center, Qiushi was a postdoctoral research associate at the California Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Yale University in Dec. 2019, advised by Prof. Fengnian Xia. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014, and his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Xi\'an Jiaotong University in 2012. Qiushi is the finalist of the 2022 Rising Star of Light, and the winner of the 2021 Henry Prentiss Becton Graduate Prize for his exceptional research achievements at Yale University. His research interests include integrated nonlinear and quantum photonics, mid-infrared photonics, and 2-D materials optoelectronics. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed research papers in leading scientific journals with citations more than 300 times. He is serving on the editorial board of the journal Micromachines.

    Host: J Yang, H Wang, C Zhou, S Cronin, W Wu

    More Information: Qiushi Guo_2023-4-13.pdf

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski


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