Our research group at UVA explores the novel physics and applications of optical microresonators and optical frequency combs. The microresonators can efficiently store optical energy for a remarkable length of time and it enables optical power to build up inside a small volume. It creates access to various photonics applications including sensing, nonlinear optics, opto-mechanics, and optical frequency combs. Our research ranges from theory and simulation of nonlinear optics, to design, fabrication and characterization of devices. We work in many interdisciplinary fields, including spectroscopy, astronomical calibration, and photonics-based microwave system.
Integrated Silicon Nitride microresonator arrays on a chip.