EECS500 Fall 2012 Department Seminar

Qiang Lin
Manipulating Motion with Light: Cavity Optomechanics towards Practical Applications
University of Rochester
White Bldg., Room 411
11:30am - 12:30pm
November 20, 2012

Optical control of mechanical motions in resonant photonic structures currently attracts significant interest due to its intriguing capability of manipulating photon-phonon interaction.  In this presentation, I will discuss our recent progress in developing different micro/nano-optomechanical devices, with a focus towards a variety of practical applications.  After a brief introduction to the basic principles of the design and fabrication of optomechanical devices in mainstream semiconductor materials, I will give an overview of the current state of research frontiers on optomechanical devices, then I will move on to discuss our recent effort on how to apply cavity-optomechanical effects for applications in metrology, sensing, and photonic signal processing.


Qiang Lin is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and in the Institute of Optics at University of Rochester.  His research focuses on mechanical photonics, nonlinear photonics, and quantum photonics in integrated photonic devices.  Prior to joining University of Rochester, he was a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech.  He received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester in 2006, prior to which he obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Applied Physics from Tsinghua University, China, in 1996 and 1999, respectively.