A Decade of Progress toward a Low-Cost, Fast, High-Performance Photonic Switch

3 February 2021, 14:00 - 15:30 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

In this talk, Dr. Benjamin Lee will review the progress over the past ten years in developing a photonic switch solution that can potentially be manufactured and assembled with low cost, while offering fast reconfigurability and high performance. Beginning with initial work on device development and scaling to recent work on large-scale photonic integrated circuit implementations.

This event is free for members and $99 for non-members.

About Our Speaker: Benjamin Lee

Benjamin Lee, WebBenjamin G. Lee is a Research Staff Member at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center. He received the B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK) in 2004, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University (New York, NY) in 2006 and 2009, respectively, all in electrical engineering. Upon graduation, he joined the Optical Link and System Design research group at IBM. Dr. Lee’s area of expertise is in optical systems, including multimode and single-mode interconnects, photonic switch fabrics, and optical networks. His graduate thesis work involved design and characterization of ring-resonator based silicon photonic switch fabrics. Since joining IBM, he has continued to develop switch fabrics, reporting on CMOS-driven flip-chip and monolithically integrated photonic switches. His research has resulted in over 125 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, as well as 19 granted US patents. He is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. Dr. Lee has received the Tingye Li Innovation Prize in 2018 from the OSA Foundation and the Best Paper Award in 2017 from the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology.

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