Our research group at UVA explores novel physics and applications of optical microresonators and optical frequency combs. Optical microresonators can confine optical energy in small dielectric structures, which enable optical power to build up for nonlinear optics effects. Optical microresonators have broad applications in sensing, nonlinear optics, opto-mechanics, and optical frequency combs. We work in many interdisciplinary fields, including spectroscopy, astronomical calibration, and photonics-based microwave systems.
Integrated Silicon Nitride microresonator arrays on a chip.