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Developing silicon photonic crystal sensors

Research Achievements

Developing silicon photonic crystal sensors

Chris Kang, in collaboration with IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, developed silicon Photonic Crystal sensors, first with theory/simulation, and then with experimental measurements. The core of the work was enabled through a 6-month internship at Yorktown Heights, where interactions with well-known researchers in the field of silicon photonics provided training in device design, fabrication, and measurement procedures. Upon returning to Vanderbilt, a similar optical device measurement setup was created for the benefit and usage of other research groups on campus. Utilizing the theory/simulation to guide the experimental device fabrication has demonstrated improved sensing performance in these devices.