LAMMP/BME Seminar Series

Monday 11th of December 2017
12:00 PM
Beckman Laser Institute Library

Integrated Devices for Economical Applications and Systems

Demetris Geddis, PhD
Assistant Dean, School of Engineering and Technology Chair and Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Hampton University

As researchers seek to increase the speed of processors, avoid electromagnetic interference, and create affordable sensors, integrated Photonics has always been mentioned as a viable, if not the best, solution. This emerging area of research focuses on the integration of photonic devices to perform complex processes that are normally done with standard electrical integrated circuits. With the excitement centered on integrated photonics, national initiatives have produced institutes such as the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics called AIM Photonics. The integration methods currently used and that are being developed at various institutes and research labs include monolithic, heterogeneous, or hybrid fabrication. In this talk, I discuss three connected areas: (1) optoelectronic devices, (2) heterogeneous integration, and (3) optical communications systems. Specifically, I will discuss the fabrication of optical transceivers, tunable photodetectors, and optical triplexers for communication and sensing systems.