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EPSRC Reference: EP/P020399/1
Title: Laser Pulse Generation by Dynamically Controlling Purcell Factor in Nanophotonic Cavities
Principal Investigator: Jin, Dr C
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CIP Technologies Eindhoven University of Technology
Department: Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Organisation: University of Sheffield
Scheme: First Grant - Revised 2009
Starts: 01 July 2017 Ends: 31 December 2018 Value (£): 100,829
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Optical Communications Optical Devices & Subsystems
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Communications
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
12 Jan 2017 EPSRC ICT Prioritisation Panel Jan 2017 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Generating ultrafast laser pulses at the nanoscale can provide a key component for optical interconnection in multi-core computer processors. It can significantly reduce the energy consumption for converting electrical signals into optical forms at high bandwidth, which is essential for future applications in the Internet of Things and Green Photonics. However, experimental approaches to generate ultrafast laser pulses at the nanoscale are yet to be explored. Based on Dr Jin's expertise in ultrafast photonics, he will develop a novel technology to generate laser pulses through the dynamic control of Purcell factor in coupled photonic crystal cavities. This technology is not fundamentally limited by the spontaneous emission lifetime and can thus achieve high speed modulation beyond 100GHz, ten times faster than conventional technologies. Dr Jin's research and industry track record, combined with the excellent laboratory environment at the University of Sheffield, will support the success of this timely and important research topic.

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