Photonic Integrated Circuits and their Applications

Abstract: Photonic integrated circuits are transitioning from speculative research to a mature industrially scalable platform supporting integration of active and passive optical components on a single chip. This transition is transforming our daily lives as Photonic integrated circuits provide a solution to the ever-increasing demand for internet traffic and replace bulky and energy inefficient components in applications such as spectroscopy, secure communication, sensing and microwave photonics.

In this presentation Andy will provide a brief overview of photonic integrated circuits in general, as well as some of the building blocks that make up these photonic integrated circuits, which have been developed during his time at RMIT University. Andy will also present two example projects, which aim to use these photonic integrated circuits for the next generation devices for inertial navigation and structural health monitoring. 

Bio: Andy has recently joined IPAS and EEE at the University of Adelaide as a Senior Lecturer. He received his Ph.D. degree from RMIT University in 2016. He was a research fellow at RMIT for 5 years and a visiting postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara for a year in 2017/18. His research interests include microtechnology, integrated optical circuits, nonlinear optics, optoelectronics and using them for applications such as precision measurements.

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