IEEE Photonics Society

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Integrated Photonic Technologies Workshop PDF

Wednesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2015, 7:00–9:30 PM
Located at MIT Lincoln Laboratory – 244 Wood Street, Lexington, MA, 02420, USA

April 29, 2015
8:15 PM

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Electronic-Photonic Integration for Defense Applications Slides

Dr. Paul Juodawlkis, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA


Dr. Paul Juodawlkis, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

Abstract:  The integration of electronic circuitry with photonic integrated circuits (PICs) is becoming increasingly important to improve performance, to reduce size, weight and power (SWaP), and to enable new functionalities.  Depending on the subsystem requirements and development resources, this electronic-photonic integration can be achieved by using (i) wire-bond interconnects between discrete chips that are mounted to a common substrate, (ii) flip-chip alignment and soldering of electronic and photonic chips, (iii) wafer-scale three-dimensional (3D) integration of electronic and photonic wafers that have been fabricated independently, and (iv) monolithic integration of electronic and photonic elements that are fabricated on a common substrate.  In this talk, I will provide an overview of electronic-photonic integration techniques, discuss the integration requirements for defense applications (e.g., remote sensing, free-space communications, and signal processing) and how these needs are similar and different from those of commercial applications, and describe some of the electronic-photonic integration activities at Lincoln Laboratory.  


Biography:  Dr. Paul Juodawlkis is Assistant Leader of the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he is working to develop photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology for application to optical communication, laser radar, inertial navigation, microwave sensing, and quantum information systems.  Beyond this work, he has a broad range of technical interests including optoelectronic components, compound-semiconductor materials, nonlinear optical devices, and ultrafast phenomena.

Over the past decade, Dr. Juodawlkis led a team that developed the semiconductor slab-coupled optical waveguide amplifier (SCOWA) and used it to realize Watt-class power amplifiers, mode-locked lasers, and low-noise single-frequency lasers having record performance.  They have applied these components to improve the performance of optoelectronic oscillators and microwave photonic links.  Recently, this team has been working to develop electronic-photonic integrated circuits that combine novel SCOW components, conventional photonic components (e.g., tunable lasers, optical modulators), and CMOS electronics.  In earlier work, he made key contributions to the development of optical sampling techniques for microwave frequency translation and photonic analog-to-digital conversion.  He also served as a radar systems engineer on a multisensor airborne test bed program in the Tactical Defense Systems Group at the Laboratory.

Dr. Juodawlkis is a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) and a Senior Member of the IEEE.  He has authored or coauthored over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications.  He has participated on a number of technical program committees, including serving as Program Co-Chair (2010) and General Co-Chair (2012) of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO).  He was an elected member of the IEEE Photonics Society Board of Governors (2011-2013) and is presently Vice President of Membership for the Society.

Dr. Juodawlkis holds a BS degree from Michigan Technological University, an MS degree from Purdue University, and a PhD degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, all in electrical engineering.


For more information on the technical content of the workshop, contact either:
1) Jonathan Klamkin (, Workshop Committee Co-Chair
2) Keisuke Kojima (, Workshop Committee Co-Chair
3) Reuel Swint (, Workshop Committee Co-Chair
4) Jade Wang (, Boston Photonics Society Chair