Hybrid Integration

Science Leader
Project Leader
Deputy Project Leader
Prof Arnan Mitchell Khu Vu              
Prof Arnan Mitchell
RMIT University
Dr Khu Vu
ANU Laser Physics Centre
Dr Alvaro Casas Bedoya
University of Sydney 

We are creating new photonic materials and integrating them with existing technologies to create ‘hybrid’ photonic chips with unprecedented performance, flexibility and energy efficiency.

Poled domains in thin film SBN added to a silicon photonic chip.

Figure One - Poled domains in thin film SBN added to a silicon photonic chip.

Many exiting photonic materials are excellent for a specific purpose but no one material is good at everything. We will combine multiple materials in new ways to create hybrid integrated optic chips with unprecedented flexibility and performance.

Hybrid integrated optic chip vision: different materials provide different functions.

Figure Two - Hybrid integrated optic chip vision: different materials provide different functions.

Our insight into both optical materials, integrated optic structures and the nature of light places us in a unique position to discover and harness new hybrid integrated optics techniques. By combining novel materials and structures with existing and emerging photonic chip technologies we will be able to rapidly transition our new ideas into practical platforms for ultrafast photonic signal processing.

Hybrid Integration Group, Annual CUDOS Workshop in the Hunter Valley, Feb 2015

Hybrid Integration Group, Annual CUDOS Workshop in the Hunter Valley, Feb 2015