2, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States
Recent development of highly efficient organic electro-optic (EO) materials based photonic devices has opened promising opportunities to complement and improve current inorganic semiconductor-based technologies. In this talk, examples will be given based on molecular engineering of the shape, size, interactive force and interface of organic and inorganic hybrid materials to significantly improve the performance of devices for efficient low power, ultrafast information processing.
These molecularly engineered and optimized EO materials can be used to provide a full array of optical functions and can be processed at temperatures that are compatible with CMOS integrated circuits. In response to exponentially increasing demands for operational bandwidth, nanostructured organic EO materials are expected to play critical role in organic/silicon hybrid nanophotonics in the near future. Integrated optical circuits based on organic/silicon hybrid EO materials will enable low cost, mass production of novel nanophotonic devices for broadband optical signal processing and communications.