John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Harvard University
The Lončar group is committed to cultivating racial and gender diversity in photonics and the broader scientific community. If you are a student from an underrepresented background and our research appeals to you, consider applying to Harvard and joining our group! :)
Our group members presented 14 works at this year's CLEO conference across oral and poster presentations. This includes one postdeadline paper and a highlighted talk! It was great going to in-person conferences again!
Congratulations to Amirhassan, CJ, Daniel, David, Dylan, Eric, Linbo, Mengjie, Michael, Michelle, Rebecca, Sophie + Eliza, and Yaowen!
For all the recent advances in integrated lithium niobate photonic circuits — from frequency combs to frequency converters and modulators — one big component has remained frustratingly difficult to integrate: lasers.
Long haul telecommunication networks, data center optical interconnects, and microwave photonic systems all rely on lasers to generate an optical carrier used in data transmission. In most cases, lasers are stand-alone devices, external to the modulators, making the whole system more expensive and less stable and scalable.