Electrical and Computer Engineering

WIMS Seminar

En Route to Optoelectronic Integration

Professor Pei-Cheng Ku
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Professor Pei-Cheng Ku,
Assistant Professor,
EECS Dept.,
University of Michigan
ABSTRACT: Silicon industry enjoyed its success in the past forty years thanks to the invention of integrated circuits. Optoelectronic industry on the other hand, is still primarily based on discrete components. Recently, optoelectronic integration circuits have attracted lots of attentions in order to meet the increasing demand of low cost yet highly functionalized optoelectronic modules. In this talk, I will review the quest toward large-scale optoelectronic integration and center my discussions on the yet missing component, the optical buffer, i.e. an optical information storage device. Different aspects of storage will be reviewed with emphases on the storage speed, the density and the accessibility. Different approaches including phase changing technique, holography, and slow light will be compared.
BIO: Pei-Cheng (P.C.) Ku received the B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003, both in electrical engineering. He was a recipient of the Berkeley Fellowship during his PhD study. From 1996 to 1998, he was a Navy Ensign in Naval Technical School, Taiwan. From 2003 to 2004, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Center for Optoelectronic Nanostructured Semiconductor Technology (CONSRT) at Berkeley. From 2004 to 2005, he was a senior process engineer with Intel Corporation, where his research focused on the phase change memory and advanced lithography. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan Ann Arbor. His research interests include nanophotonics, nanofabrication, and their applications. Dr. Ku has been an honorary member of Phi-Tau-Phi since 1995. He received the Ross Tucker Memorial Award in 2004.

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