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Mar 3 2023

Next-generation integrated photonics with 2D materials

ECE 595 Seminar Series

March 3, 2023

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Lecture Center C6


802 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607

Next-generation integrated photonics with 2D materials

Presenter: Ipshita Datta, Stanford University

Abstract: Over the last decade, nanophotonics has played a crucial role in the proliferation of optical circuits for light manipulation in large-scale applications including optical communication, analog computation, quantum information processing and light detection and ranging (LIDAR). However, the existing platforms suffer from a tradeoff between optical loss and device performance, which necessitates the introduction of novel materials and optical devices. Recently, two-dimensional (2D) materials have attracted immense interest with the promise of providing a perfect ecosystem to observe and harness both classical and quantum phenomenon due to their strong light-matter interaction. In this talk, I will introduce an integrated photonic platform that not only improves optical performance, but also serves as a toolkit to probe new material properties and realize next-generation phase modulators and photonic memory for classical and quantum applications. Our 2D photonic platforms can be incorporated post-fabrication and serves to complement the silicon foundry solution, paving the pathway for large-scale system integration. In the end, I will provide a brief outlook on the new platforms for quantum emission, manipulation, and on-demand storage/release of quantum states of light and matter.

Bio: Ipshita Datta is currently an Urbanek-Chodorow postdoctoral fellow in the Heinz Research Group at Stanford University. She received her PhD and M.Phil degrees from Columbia University in 2022 and 2019, respectively. She has completed her M.Tech. and B.Tech. degree at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT) and Institute of Engineering and Management, India in 2012 and 2010, respectively. Her research focuses on merging the fields of material science with state-of-the-art nanophotonics to develop next-generation photonic devices for classical and quantum optical systems.

Faculty host: Sudip Mazumder (

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Date posted

Mar 1, 2023

Date updated

Mar 1, 2023