Brillouin Integrated Photonics

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Brillouin Integrated Photonics

Hosted By: Optoelectronics Technical Group

20 November 2018, 17:00 - 18:00

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In this webinar hosted by the OSA Optoelectronics Technical Group, Dr. Benjamin Eggleton from the University of Sydney will review recent progress in demonstrating Brillouin scattering in integrated waveguides.

Brillouin scattering is a coherent interaction between photons and acoustic phonons that takes place over very wide bandwidths and in a number of technologically important platforms. In this webinar hosted by the OSA Optoelectronics Technical Group, Dr. Benjamin Eggleton from the University of Sydney will review recent progress in demonstrating Brillouin scattering in integrated waveguides.

This webinar will be covering key concepts such as the stimulation of the Brillouin process, in which the optical field itself induces acoustic vibrations, in addition to the importance of acoustic confinement, methods for calculating and measuring Brillouin gain, and suitable material platforms for strong Brillouin interactions. These discussions will be placed in the context of recent results from the literature, emphasizes emerging applications in signal processing, sensing and microwave photonics and will conclude with a perspective for future platforms and opportunities for further fundamental and applied research.

What You Will Learn:

  • Fundamentals of Stimulated Brillouin scattering
  • Acoustic confinement in optical waveguides
  • Fundamentals of microwave photonics
  • Application of SBS to microwave photonics

Who Should Attend:

  • PhD students
  • Research scientists and engineers working in university, government and industrial laboratories
  • Entrepreneurs
 

Presenter

Prof. Benjamin J. Eggleton, The University of Sydney

Benjamin Eggleton is the Director of The University of Sydney Nano Institute. He also currently serves as co-Director of the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN). Eggleton was the founding Director of the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science at the University of Sydney and served as Director from 2009-2018. He was previously an ARC Laureate Fellow and an ARC Federation Fellow twice and was founding Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems from 2003-2017. Eggleton obtained the Bachelor's degree in Science in 1992 and Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Sydney in 1996. Eggleton is the author or coauthor of more than 480 journal publications, including Nature Photonics, Nature Physics, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters and Optica and over 200 invited presentations. Eggleton is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, The Optical Society and IEEE.