Results from the CIAN-Sandia silicon photonic MPW chip: preliminary report

Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
Time: 1:30PM – 3:30PM Pacific Time

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Dr. Shayan Mookherjea
Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Shayan Mookherjea is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He received the BS degree with honors from Caltech, the SM degree from MIT, and the PhD from Caltech in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Physics. His awards include: Wilts Prize, Hellman Faculty Fellow, NSF CAREER award, IEEE Senior Member, and OSA Fellow. The Micro/Nano-Photonics Group ( started research in silicon photonics in 2008, with 5 PhD theses, 24 journal papers and 47 conference publications so far on these topics, and has active collaborations with several external industrial partners.


In 2013, we created an opportunity for five university teams from CIAN [Cornell, Univ. of Arizona, UC Berkeley (2 groups) and UC San Diego] to collaborate with Sandia National Laboratories (Chris DeRose, Tony Lentine, Andrew Pomerene, Andrew Starbuck, Douglas Trotter) in a multi-project-wafer fabrication effort, to design, fabricate and measure optoelectronic silicon photonic components for data center and access networks.

In this talk, I will present some of the results from the first fabrication run, including passive and active waveguides and micro-resonators, thermo-optic tuned filters, variable optical attenuators, Ge detectors, and some examples of sub-system performance. Results from this first run will inform the design of improved components, alongside space for some new designs, in a second fabrication run proposed in the near future.

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