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Ph.D. Proposal Oral Exam - Tianren Fan

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Room 523A, TSRB

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Title:  A Low-Cost High-Quality Crystalline Silicon-Carbide-on-Insulator Platform for Integrated Photonics Applications


Dr. Adibi, Advisor

Dr. Ralph, Chair

Dr. Chang


The objective of this research is to develop a low-cost high-quality crystalline SiC-on-insulator (SiCOI) material platform and integrated photonic devices as basic building-block components that meet the emerging needs of integrated photonics applications in the fields of neuroscience, nonlinear photonics, and quantum information science. Despite the increasing interests in SiC-based integrated photonics, there is a lack of high-quality SiC material platform that is both reliable and cost-effective for integrated photonic applications. The proposed techniques lead to a SiCOI platform that enables integrated SiC microresonators with record-high quality-factors (Qs) working over a wide bandwidth, from visible to near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths, which can dramatically enhance light-matter interactions in SiC. Towards the goal of achieving a fully integrated SiC photonics platform, we also introduce reconfigurable devices, integrated laser sources, and on-chip single-photon detectors into the SiCOI platform. These efforts are intended to realize wafer-level manufacturing of SiC devices, paving the way toward commercialization of integrated photonic solutions based on SiC.

Last revised November 21, 2019