01 March 2022 → 31 August 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
- Photonics, optoelectronics and optical communications
Optomechanics MEMS Silicon Photonics
Silicon photonics is one of the most mature platforms for realizing photonic ICs but lacks electromechanical coupling due to Silicon’s centro-symmetry. This deprives this platform of the option to harness efficient acousto-optic interactions. In this project, we counter this deficiency by integrating our in-house developed piezoelectric thin film, Lead Zirconium Titanate (PZT), and explore highperformance MEMS based photonics devices.