Date of Award
Doctor of Engineering (DEng)
Electrical Engineering (ENAS)
Nonlinear nanophotonic devices are crucial building blocks of a fully integrated photonic system. They enable high-speed, high-throughput and customizable transfer of information, with applications ranging from biology to cutting edge quantum information technologies. A particularly important nanophotonics component is the micro-resonator. Not only do micro-resonators confine light and allow an effective increased length of interaction with a desired material platform, they are also highly compact. Through the amplification of light-matter interaction, nonlinear phenomena such as soliton comb generation, record breaking second and third harmonic generation as well as electro-optic frequency conversion have been observed on an integrated on-chip platform. The work presented here investigates the methods of integration and optimization of many such nonlinear micro-resonators with the ultimate goal of developing the first fully integrated and stabilized soliton microcomb.
Surya, Joshua Brian, "Resonant Integrated Nonlinear Photonics for the Development of Compact and Stable Soliton Microcombs" (2022). Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dissertations. 665.