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Lukas Chrostowski received his BEng in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 1998, and a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2004. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, in 2005, and promoted to full Professor in 2015.
With research interests in silicon photonics, optoelectronics, high-speed laser (VCSEL) design, fabrication and test, for applications in optical communication systems and biophotonics, he has published more than 200 journal and conference publications. He co-authored the book “Silicon Photonics Design” (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Dr. Chrostowski was the co-director of the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL) Nanofabrication Facility (ANF), 2008-2016. Dr. Chrostowski is the Program Director the NSERC CREATE Silicon Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits (Si-EPIC) training program in Canada, and has been teaching numerous silicon photonics workshops and courses since 2008. Chrostowski received the Killam Teaching Prize at the University of British Columbia in 2014. He was an elected member of the IEEE Photonics Society 2014-2016 Board of Governors and serves as the Associate VP of Education. He was awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Accelerator Supplements Award in 2015.
Students interested in getting hands-on experience in the design and test of silicon photonics devices may consider the new online course - Silicon Photonics Design, Fabrication and Data Analysis - offered on edX, the graduate nanophotonics course (EECE 584), and the SiEPIC workshops.
An introduction to lasers and applications. Theory, modeling, fabrication and performance of semiconductor lasers. Optical communications links.
Design, fabricate, and test a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) using silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology. Modelling and design of optical components.
Micro/Nanofabrication and Instrumentation Laboratory
Microfabrication methods and nanofabrication techniques. Imaging and characterization of micro and nanostructures. Restricted to students admitted to the Nanotechnology and Microsystems Option in Electrical Engineering. [2-4-0]
Electrical Engineering Seminar and Special Problems - Active Silicon Photonics Design
Course Structure/Operation Students propose, model, design, and layout a Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) using active silicon photonics technology. The layout is designed based on the fabrication technology available from IME Singapore, providing students with an opportunity to design into an advanced photonics manufacturing process. Fabrication is available, at additional cost, via CMC Microsystems.
CMOS Design for Optoelectronics Applications
Course Structure/Operation This is a one semester course involving lectures, projects and exams. In the previous years, this used to be only a project-based course (since September 2013). Learning Objectives By the end of the course, it is expected that students will be able to:
Effects of backscattering in high-Q, large-area silicon-on-insulator ring resonators
Journal Article | Optics letters
Broadband 2$\times$ 2 adiabatic 3 dB coupler using silicon-on-insulator sub-wavelength grating waveguides
Journal Article | Optics Letters
Schematic driven silicon photonics design
Conference Paper | SPIE OPTO
Automatic Wavelength Tuning of Series-Coupled Vernier Racetrack Resonators on SOI
Conference Paper | Optical Fiber Communication Conference
A review of wireless-photonic systems: Design methodologies and topologies, constraints, challenges, and innovations in electronics and photonics
Journal Article | Optics Communications