Titre: More than Moore: Manipulating Light with Micromechanics
Conférencier: Michaël Ménard , Université du Québec à Montréal - UQÀM
Lieu: UQAM, Pav. Président Kennedy, PK-4610 ,
Date et heure: mercredi le 22 février 2017 de 12:00 à 13:00

Résumé: Electronics has proven that integration is a powerful way to decrease cost and increase the functionality of processing systems. This has fuel the development of advanced manufacturing techniques that are now being used to bring the benefits of integration to the optical and mechanical world. Although they have yet to reach the complexity of their electronic counterparts, optical and mechanical chip scale devices have been demonstrated for a wide array applications. This presentation will introduce the basic structures used in mechanical and optical chips and highlight our research group efforts to combine both technologies.

Note biographique: Professor Ménard was born in Québec city, QC, Canada. He received the B.Eng. and PhD degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2002 and 2009, respectively. At McGill, he worked on the design and implementation of novel devices for optical telecommunication applications, including spatial formatting in dense wavelength division multiplexer and broadband high-density electro-optical space switches in III-V waveguides. From 2009 to 2011, he was a post-doctoral fellow with the Cornell Nanophotonics Group under the supervision of Prof. Michal Lipson. At Cornell, he investigated broadband wavelength conversion with silicon waveguides for fiber and free space telecommunication in collaboration with Prof. Alexander Gaeta, also from Cornell, and Prof. Keren Bergman from Columbia University. The free space telecommunication work involved wavelength conversion between the near and the mid-infrared and was part of DARPA CIPhER program. In June 2011, Prof. Ménard joined the microelectronic program at UQAM as an assistant professor.

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