Integrated Optical Systems (i-OS)

Chair: Optical Systems (OS)

Introduction

The Integrated Optical Systems (i-OS) subgroup is embedded within the Optical Sciences chair. Our research activities focus on micro-/nano-scale integrated on-chip optical devices. In particular we are interested on the integration of active nano-/micro-devices such as amplifiers and lasers onto passive photonic technology platforms. We are also investigating how to exploit the beneficial aspects of plasmonics to produce integrated devices with novel and/or improved functionalities. We are mostly interested in applications in sensing and communications (i.e., on-chip optical interconnects).

Our activities range from design (typically using commercial Integrated Optics/NanoOptics simulation software such as PhoeniX B.V. and Lumerical), fabrication (using the excellent clean-room facilities of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology) to optical characterization within the OS laboratories.

Program mentor

Dr. Sonia M. García-Blanco

Compulsory courses

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

193400131

Nano-optics

5

1B

191210880

Integrated optics

5

2A

191616040

Philosophy of Engineering

5

1B

Two more compulsory courses will be chosen by the programme mentor from the following ones, after discussion with the student:

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

191210740

Materials science

5

1A

191211080

Systems engineering

5

1A

191210730

Technology

5

1B

193520030

Non-linear optics

5

1B

201300139

Laser physics

5

1A

193530020

Advanced materials

5

2A

Website

http://os.tnw.utwente.nl