|1.3 μm submilliamp threshold quantum dot micro-lasers on Si||August 1, 2017||
The cover of the latest issue of Optica shows the latest quantum dot microring lasers on silicon with record low lasing thresholds. This is promising for next generation data center interconnects.
|The Revolution Has Just Begun: Q&A with John Bowers||January 8, 2017||
One of the foremost names in the world of integrated photonics is John Bowers, Ph.D., who is credited with leading a team that successfully demonstrated an electrically pumped hybrid silicon laser a decade ago. That advance has paved the way for the commercial production of high-bandwidth silicon photonic devices. Today, Bowers is leading UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Energy Efficiency’s involvement in the AIM initiative and is a central figure in this exciting field. Photonics Spectra…
|John Bowers awarded 2017 IEEE Photonics Award||August 3, 2016||
John Bowers, Professor of Materials and of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded the 2017 IEEE Photonics Award in honor of his pioneering research in silicon photonics, including hybrid silicon lasers, photonic integrated circuits, and ultra low-loss waveguides.
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|Best Chapter||April 13, 2016||
The UC Santa Barbara student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer’s Photonics Society has been named Chapter of the Year for 2016.
Established four years ago, the student organization of young engineers at UCSB is recognized for its effort in promoting professional growth and career development in the field of photonics. “This international award exemplifies the strength of our local photonics community and the hard work of our members to promote…