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Nicolas Jaeger is a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department in UBC.
This project proposes to fabricate Optical Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (O-MEMS)for optical acceleration measurements. These would allow for more sensitive, accurate, and reliable measurements, exploiting advantages such as the linear relation between the velocity and the Doppler frequency shift, and the high, wavelength-dependent resolution levels achievable.
Silicon on Insulator (SOI) based nanophotonics
Silicon waveguides using SOI substrate allow for the fabrication of extremely compact photonic circuits based on standard CMOS processing. The goal of this project is to simulate, design and characterize several highly attractive optical functions based on SOI waveguiding.
High-speed transistor-VCSELs for Optical Communications
The goal of this proposed project is to develop a revolutionary semiconductor laser transmitter technology, based on the homogeneous integration of photonics and electronics. The new device, a TX-VCSEL, is the integration of a high frequency Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (HBT) with a Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL).
Electronic Circuits II
Analysis and design of electronic circuits; biasing of and small-signal models for transistors; frequency response of amplifiers; feedback and stability aspects of amplifier design; OP-AMPs; active filters; oscillators; IC specification and selection. Credit will only be given for one of EECE 356, ELEC 301 or EECE 374.
Design, fabricate, and test a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) using silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology. Modelling and design of optical components.
Optical Waveguides and Photonics
Planar dielectric waveguides; single mode optical fibers; integrated optics waveguides and devices; semiconductor lasers; optical detectors; optical communications links. Textbook “Photonics: Optical Electronics in Modern Communications”, by A. Yariv and P. Yeh, 6th Ed, 2007
Design of mechatronic systems to measure and manipulate biological materials and processes; Compliant structures; bioelectronic circuits; biomedical embedded systems and BioMEMS. Example applications from clinical medicine and biomedical research. Course Rationale Mechatronics is a quickly evolving field, and Biomechatronics is becoming increasingly important at the core of the field. Credit cannot be obtained for both MECH 423 and EECE 424
Optical Fibers and Devices
Modelling and analysis of dielectric waveguides Loss and dispersion in optical fibers Integrated-optics and photonics
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
Silicon photonics characterization platform for gyroscopic devices
Conference Paper | Photonics North 2014
Focusing sub-wavelength grating couplers with low back reflections for rapid prototyping of silicon photonic circuits
Journal Article | Optics express
Refractive index sensor based on etched D-fibres with wavelength adjustable operating point and resolution
Conference Paper | Photonics North 2008