In this talk, I will present our recent progress in lithium niobate integrated photonics.Lithium niobate(LN)exhibits outstanding electro-optic. nonlinear optical. and piezoelectric properties and has become a workhorse material system for photonics industry and photonic research and development.Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) on the other hand, offer exceptional capability for controlling light flow, light confinement, and light-matter interaction. Combining these excellent worlds together into a LN PIC platform opens up a great opportunity for realizing novel functionalities beyond the reach of conventional means. I will discuss our recent efforts indeveloping optical frequency comb,integrated laser, wavelength conversion, electro-optic signal processing, and quantum photonics on this platform. I will also give a brief overview of the background, discuss some current challenges and opportunities of the fields. and provide my personal outlook.
Qiang Lin is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a professor of Optics at the University of Rochester. His current research focuses primarily on nonlinear nanophotonics integrated photonic sensing, and integrated quantum photonics. Dr.Lin is a Fellow of OSA.He received the CAREER Award from National ScienceFoundation in 2014 and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House in 2019. Prior to joining the University of Rochester in 2011, he was a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech from 2007 to 2010.He received his PhD from the Institute of Onties at the University of Rochester in 2006. prior towhich he obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Applied Physics from Tsinghua University, China, in 1996 and 1999, respectively.