22 December 2019
Happy holidays from the LPNO group! It’s been an exciting year with ups and downs, but more importantly, a lot of growth! Let’s come back stronger and fresher in 2020!
Photo credit: Okky Daulay.
New member: Radius suryadharma
16 December 2019
Radius joins us from the Rockstuhl group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (as evident from his shirt), as a postdoctoral researcher. He will be working on the exciting field of nonlinear phononics. Welcome Radius!
New member: Gaojian Liu
24 October 2019
This week Gaojian Liu joins us as a CSC visiting PhD student from China Academy of Space Technology in Xi’an. Gaojian will stay with us for 1.5 years and will be working on the topic of Programmable Integrated Photonics. Welcome Gaojian!
Postdeadline paper at ACP 2019
19 October 2019
Xin’s work on the Silicon Photonic Modulation Transformer has bee accepted as a postdeadline presentation at the Asia Photonics and Communications Conference (ACP 2019)! The work is a collaboration between our group and The Eggleton Group at University of Sydney, The Photonics Research group at Ghent University, and Microsoft Quantum University of Sydney.
David gave a guest lecture For IIT delhi students
18 October 2019
On October 16th David gave a Skype guest lecture on Optical Beamforming to students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. This was a part of the Microwave Photonics course given by Prof. Amol Choudhary.
Xin’s internship in sydney
18 October 2019
Xin is wrapping up his 6-month internship at the University of Sydney. He gave his final group talk about his project on silicon-photonic modulation transformer on Friday October 18th.
New paper in Optics Express
17 October 2019
Okky and David co-authored a new paper with the Eggleton group at the University of Sydney about a high link gain Rf photonic bandpass filter in a silicon nitride circuit. The paper can be downloaded (open access) from this link.
New paper in Journal of optics
20 May 2019
Check out the Roadmap on All-optical processing published in the Journal of Optics, includes a chapter on “Integrated Microwave Photonic Signal Processing” from our group! The paper can be downloaded (open access) from this link.
3 May 2019
We have new openings for 1 PhD and 1 postdoc positions in the project “On-chip Photonic Control of Gigahertz Phonons”. Details of the vacancies can be found here.
David has been awarded the NWO START-UP grant
7 February 2019
David has been awarded the START-UP grant of 800,000 Euros by the science division of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The START-UP programme is intended for newly appointed faculties working in the field of physics and chemistry.
The 4-year project will focus on new ways of controlling gigahertz phonons using integrated photonics. There will be several open PhD and postdoc positions in this project, so if you’re interested please contact David.
The official announcement of the grant in at the NWO website can be found in this link.
New review paper on Nature Photonics: Integrated Microwave Photonics
22 January 2019
Our new paper “Integrated Microwave Photonics” just appeared in Nature Photonics (link). In this work we collaborated with the groups of Prof. Jianping Yao in the University of Ottawa and Prof. Jose Capmany in UPV Valencia.
The paper is also highlighted at the English front page of the University of Twente (link)
New paper on Arxiv: New Opportunities for Integrated Microwave Photonics
10 October 2018
Our new paper “New Opportunities for Integrated Microwave Photonics” just appeared in Arxiv (link).
Measurement setup is live
14 September 2018
Today the first nonlinear nanophotonic characterization setup in the group is live!
OSA Webinar October 4th, 2018
05 September 2018
David will present an OSA Webinar featuring a discussion on “Nonlinear Integrated Microwave Photonics”.
The webinar is scheduled for Thursday October 4th from 10:30 am (EDT)/16:30 (CEST).
In this webinar David will discuss how on-chip nonlinear optical processes can be harnessed for enhanced microwave photonic signal processing. The discussion will introduce basic concepts and requirements of microwave photonic systems and define the range of physical problems that can be addressed with nonlinear optics.
To register (free) and get more information follow this link
New MSc and BSc assignments
26 August 2018
We have a number of exciting MSc and BSc assignments in the areas of integrated microwave photonics, nonlinear photonics, and on-chip stimulated Brillouin scattering. For more details see here.
Available PhD position
6 August 2018
We are looking for an excellent candidate for a PhD project on the topic of nonlinear integrated phononic-photonic signal processing in low-loss silicon nitride. For more details see here.
28 June 2018
David has been officially promoted to the role of associate professor with tenure.
30 May 2017
David has been awarded the prestigious NWO Vidi grant
David has been awarded the Vidi grant of 800,000 Euros by the applied and engineering science division of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
The 5-year project will focus on developing novel signal processing circuits based on coherent light and sound interactions. The official announcement of the grant in at the NWO website can be found in this link.