IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society


January 12, 2023
6 PM

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Forbes Road

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Progress in Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits and Systems: Platforms, Devices and Applications

Prof. Miloš A. Popović, Boston University, Boston, MA


Prof. Miloš A. Popović, Boston University, Boston, MA

Abstract:  I will describe recent progress in developing platforms for monolithic electronics-photonics integration, including photonic devices and systems-on-chip (SoCs), and some communication applications including in-package I/O, cryogenic data egress and quantum photonic networks. Over 15 years of development of tools and platforms for monolithic integration has culminated

in recently publicly available, commercial CMOS foundry platforms opening a new window for rapid advances in electronic-photonic integrated systems. I will describe developments from Ayar Labs on Terabit scale I/O from a single processor package, and university research demonstrations of high-performance photonic devices in CMOS platforms; a cryogenic (4K) photonic data link concept and demonstration that could address the I/O bottleneck of superconducting electronics and enable new future supercomputing platforms; and efforts on electronic-photonic quantum systems-on-chip (epQSoCs) for photonic quantum networks. Last, I will highlight progress on a novel integrated photonic aperture, the serpentine optical phased array, that promises a number of applications, including a revolutionary spectrometer design that improves over both bulk and integrated spectrometers by several orders of magnitude in

key metrics such as resolving power and system volume.


Biography:  Milos Popovic is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University, and a Principal Investigator in the BU Photonics Center where he leads a silicon photonics research group. He is also a Co-Founder and Technical Advisor of Ayar Labs, a company developing photonic in-package I/O based on technology developed in his group. Milos received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada, and his MS and PhD from MIT. His interests are in the theory and design of novel integrated photonic devices and systems, and in the monolithic integration of photonics and CMOS electronics. He is an author or co-author of over 40 patents and 250 journal and conference papers, and is a 2012 Fellow of the Packard Foundation.


Location:  MIT Lincoln Laboratory Forbes Road