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Photonics West 2008

  1. 1. Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal’s Innovations in Photonics
  2. 3. Lower your Op/CapEx of telecom components? One Step Direct Writing of Waveguides Raman Kashyap <ul><li>Expertise: </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced photonics and optoelectronics systems </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunication devices </li></ul><ul><li>Tuneable photonic band-gap structures </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Laser Machining of Waveguides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on laser ablation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paradigm shift in processing </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Low Cost Tunable Fiber Laser Allows to tune all over the C-Band Yves-Alain Peter <ul><li>Expertise: </li></ul><ul><li>MEMS and NEMS </li></ul><ul><li>Optical Micro and Nano Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Nanofabrication of photonic crystals </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>- 26 nm tuning range </li></ul><ul><li>- Spectral width: 0.3 nm FWHM </li></ul><ul><li>One single fabrication step </li></ul><ul><li>Quasi all fiber laser </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 kHz resonance frequency </li></ul><ul><li>- Maximum tuning range: 73 nm </li></ul><ul><li>- Maximum applied voltage for full tuning: 15.4 V </li></ul><ul><li>- Spectral width: 6 to 10 nm FWHM </li></ul><ul><li>Applications: </li></ul><ul><li>- WDM Systems </li></ul>
  4. 5. How to Play the Violin with an Optical Fiber? Photocello, the Sound of Light Raman Kashyap <ul><li>Expertise: </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced photonics and optoelectronics systems </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunication devices </li></ul><ul><li>Tuneable photonic band-gap structures </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Replace all the strings of a violin by multimode optical fiber strings and listen...It results in an acoustic violin!
  5. 6. Tunable Delay Line UWB Christophe Caloz <ul><li>Expertise: </li></ul><ul><li>Electromagnetic Metamaterials </li></ul><ul><li>UWB Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Microwave Photonics </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Planar, compact, integrated solution : Microstrip, stripline, MHMIC, MMIC, LTCC. </li></ul><ul><li>Tuneable system: wideband, low-loss, no mismatch. </li></ul><ul><li>fo and BW are controllable via UC design. </li></ul><ul><li>No practical limitations on fo and BW. </li></ul><ul><li>Highly reliable: Since passive device, no failure time. </li></ul><ul><li>Easily customizable delay: # of UCs. </li></ul><ul><li>Group delay variation: tailorable slope. </li></ul>Applications: Compressive Radar, UWB, Talbot devices, real-time Fourier transformers, etc. CRLH TL mixers LPF IN OUT RF-IN RF-OUT
  6. 7. Ask your Wireless Device to be ADAPTIVE! Dynamic Radiation Pattern Antenna System Jean-François Frigon <ul><li>Expertise: </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Digital communication Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Applications: - UWB, SISO and MIMO Systems - Home networking - In vehicle networks How it works: Add this system to your antenna; it will dynamically optimize your reception <ul><li>Results: </li></ul><ul><li>Significant Improvement in slow fading environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase of diversity gain of MIMO systems </li></ul>
  7. 8. THz Guidance Ferroelectric All-Polymer Hollow Bragg Fibers Fiber drawing technique for the fabrication of THz Waveguide Maksim Skorobogatiy <ul><li>Expertise: </li></ul><ul><li>Photonic crystal </li></ul><ul><li>Photonic Band Gap material </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing of Microstructured Functionalized Polymer Fiber </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Results: </li></ul><ul><li>Low loss transmission </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal coupling loss </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost, scalable fabrication process </li></ul><ul><li>Tunable </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Sensing </li></ul><ul><li>Applications: </li></ul><ul><li>Security: Firearm and explosive detection </li></ul><ul><li>Spectroscopy: Material characterization </li></ul><ul><li>Industry: Non-invasive Sensing </li></ul><ul><li>Biology: gene screening </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry: Physicochemical reaction dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>Telecom: S mall distance communication </li></ul>
  8. 9. High Reliable 60GHz+ Communications mmW antenna Ke WU <ul><li>Expertise: </li></ul><ul><li>mmW, UWB </li></ul><ul><li>Dielectric Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Superconductors </li></ul><ul><li>Optoelectronics </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Applications: - mmW communications, sensors, and imaging - 24GHz and above <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>- Fully directive </li></ul><ul><li>- Low-loss </li></ul><ul><li>Beam shaping </li></ul><ul><li>Gain adjustment </li></ul><ul><li>- Compatible with high dielectric constant substrates </li></ul><ul><li>- No field-trapping effect </li></ul><ul><li>- Substrate embedding/integration and common substrate for circuits and antenna </li></ul><ul><li>- Connections compatible with MMICs </li></ul><ul><li>- Low fabrication cost </li></ul>Fully Tested: Simulation data available upon request
  9. 10. Built Low Cost Fibers for any Given Delay Lines , Electrically Controllable Optical Fiber Delay Lines Raman Kashyap <ul><li>Expertise: </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced photonics and optoelectronics systems </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunication devices </li></ul><ul><li>Tuneable photonic band-gap structures </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>This sytems uses electrically poled chirped Bragg grating in an optical fiber to create efficient, electrically controllable optical fiber delay lines Once poled, the application of an electric field allows alter the refractive index of the fiber. Then, we create any given delay lines.
  10. 11. Plasmonics: Sensors Tune In Miniaturization of Waveguide Based SPR Biosensor <ul><li>Expertise: </li></ul><ul><li>Photonic crystal </li></ul><ul><li>Photonic Band Gap material </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing of Microstructured Functionalized Polymer Fiber </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>“ Coupling a photonic crystal waveguide to a propagating surface plasmon allows biosensors to get smaller and cheaper” - 19 October 2006 Maksim Skorobogatiy Low cost : scalable fabrication of photonic crystal Bragg fibers. Design flexibility : phase matching with plasmon at any desired wavelength regardless of waveguide materials. Effective single-mode operation regime : Gaussian-like mode, allowing easy sensor excitation and interrogation. Portability and sensitivity: offers same high performance of an entire laboratory setup.
  11. 12. You don’t want to be copied Increased fabrication complexity = more difficult to reproduce Ludvik Martinu <ul><li>Expertise: </li></ul><ul><li>Functional coating </li></ul><ul><li>Photonics </li></ul><ul><li>Microstructured </li></ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Plasma deposition </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>This device offers a simple and quick method of verification in transmission and in reflection - High cost of acquisition - High level of know-how - The cost does not affect the price of the item - Simple to use by the general public (self-test) - Illumination and observer (colorblindness) independent
  12. 13. Multi-kW CW High-Power Amplifier Doped LPG assisted fiber amplifier Raman Kashyap <ul><li>Expertise: </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced photonics and optoelectronics systems </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunication devices </li></ul><ul><li>Tuneable photonic band-gap structures </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>New scheme: </li></ul><ul><li>Two LPG assisted cladding pumped fiber amplifier for CW operation </li></ul><ul><li>The amplification takes place in the doped fiber cladding </li></ul>Applications: - H igh power pumping - Space applications, - Laser welding, - Ultra-high power pumping in fusion Increases the mode area Reduces the Intensity Affects the thresholds for Raman and Brillouin scattering Reachs Multi-kW Output Power New Scheme
  13. 14. Looking for a low cost 30 MPixel? Filterless color Imaging Sensor Yves Audet <ul><ul><li>Depth of photo-induced charges relates to color (wavelengths) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magnetic field allows the detection of charges coming from different depths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expertise: </li></ul><ul><li>Microelectronics Imaging Systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Microelectronics Sensors and Actuators </li></ul><ul><li>CMOS </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  14. 15. Localize Accurately any Types of Device From a SINGLE Base Station Jean Conan ADVANTAGES: COST: Existing network and equipments ACCURACY: Errors minimized SPEED: No time synchronization QUALITY OF SERVICE: Less network traffic TRACKING: The source transmitter can be located <ul><li>Expertise: </li></ul><ul><li>Radio Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Communication via Satellite </li></ul><ul><li>Secure Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>RESULTS: Only 3 scatterers required to reach the FCC requirements for E-911 APPLICATIONS: Inventory Tracking Personal Location Enhanced 911 Fleet Tracking Fraud Detection RF/network Optimization
  15. 16. To learn more about our portfolio: http://www.univalor.ca http://techupdateunivalor.wordpress.com
  16. 17. To Discuss Commercial Rights or Partnership: Didier Leconte Manager Business Development Science and Engineering [email_address] Thomas Martinuzzo Project Leader Business Development Science and Engineering [email_address]

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