Tag Archives: nanophotonics

Drowning the Internet, then saving it. – a public talk

pierretalk

December 6, 2013
1:30pm Arizona Mountain time (12:30pm Pacific time and 3:30pm East coast time)
College of Optical Sciences Auditorium 307 & to be streamed online (look for updates)

PIERRE-ALEXANDRE BLANCHE
Assistant Research Professor
College of Optical Sciences
University of Arizona

“Drowning the Internet, then saving it.”

Continue reading

On-chip coupling using gratings

When we think about guided optics or photonics, we usually think about two methods of guiding light: fiber optics and integrated optics. If you aren’t very familiar with guided light, here is a great introduction to get you started. Fiber optics has long been an important technology for telecommunications, and integrated optics has recently become an intense topic of research due to its promise of guiding light on silicon chips alongside microelectronics for purposes of increasing bandwidth, among other applications. But what about the interface between these two platforms? Continue reading