Leuven | More than two weeks ago
Acousto-optic interactions have recently shown great promise for integrated photonic devices. In particular, bulk acoustic wave resonators (BAWs) are interesting since they provide a CMOS-compatible route to enable low-power, low-loss and high speed (up to GHz) phase-shifters when combined with passive Si or SiN PICs. These acousto-optic devices could serve many application areas, such as LiDAR, holography, life science, microwave photonics and quantum computing.
The thesis will leverage existing know-how in this field by bringing together the advanced foundry-ready chip manufacturing capabilities of imec in both SiN photonics and ultrasound transducer technology. The student will collaborate in testing and characterizing the performance of high speed BAW transducers which modulate SiN photonic integrated devices.
Type of project: Thesis
Duration: 1 academic year
Required degree: Master of Engineering Science, Master of Science
Required background: Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Physics
Imec allowance will be provided for students studying at a non-Belgian university.