Available student project - Synthetic multi-dimensional photonics

Research fields

  • Photonics, Lasers and Nonlinear Optics
  • Quantum Science and Technology
  • Photonics, Lasers and Nonlinear Optics
  • Quantum Science and Technology
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)
  • 3rd year special project
  • PhB (2nd or 3rd year)
  • Honours or MSc project
  • Phd or MPhil

Contact supervisor

Sukhorukov, Andrey profile

Other supervisor(s)

Zhang, Jihua profile

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