A new integrated photonics platform has been developed by the Quantum Photonics Laboratory at RMIT.
This platform enables great advancements in both academic research and in commercial telecommunications.
The research team has developed a new fabrication method to create highly compact photonic circuits in lithium niobate, one of the most promising materials platforms for integrated photonics.
Lithium niobate, the central platform for telecommunication technology, promises fast reconfigurable circuits and nonlinear optical signal processing. To date, however, lithium niobate devices have been limited by component size.
The new platform developed in the Quantum Photonics Lab allows highly compact circuits while achieving very low propagation loss; a key requirement for any integrated photonic technology.
These results have recently been published in Optics Express and have already been cited several times in a matter of weeks.