Available student project - Synthetic multi-dimensional photonics

Research fields

Parity-time symmetric optical coupler

Project details

Integrated photonic systems enable ultra-fast and energy-efficient transmission and manipulation of optical signals,
ranging from integration within electronic chips to global communication networks. Precise and mass-scale fabrication
of planar integrated circuits in silicon is available based on established nano-technologies used in electronics industry. Importantly, the latest research reveals unique benefits of two- and higher-dimensional optical circuits. The multi-dimensional structures can be used to tailor light confinement and emission, implement imperfections-insensitive transmission, and even realise optical neural networks. Yet, it remains an open challenge to implement multi-dimensional photonics on integrated all-optical platforms. This project aims is to develop a concept of synthetic photonic platforms by a special mapping from complex multi-dimensional to planar structures, where the photon dynamics remains exactly equivalent. 

Project suitability

This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)

Contact supervisor

Sukhorukov, Andrey profile

Other supervisor(s)

Zhang, Jihua profile