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High-Speed, High-Power VCSEL Innovations and Applications

Encapsulates the cutting-edge research at CHIP Lab, focusing on the development and enhancement of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) for high-power and high-speed applications. This research thrust delves into optimizing VCSEL array designs for increased power and speed, advances in thermal management for robust performance, and innovations in semiconductor materials and fabrication techniques. The goal is to push VCSEL technology to new heights, enabling its integration into next-generation high-speed data communications and advanced sensing technologies, thereby opening new frontiers in photonics and telecommunications.


High-Density : GaAs-Enhanced Photonics Integrated Circuits


This research is centered on developing advanced Photonics Integrated Circuits (PICs) using Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), aiming to enhance the density of these circuits by tenfold. By exploiting the unique properties of GaAs, the project seeks to significantly improve the efficiency, speed, and compactness of PICs. This tenfold increase in density has the potential to revolutionize telecommunications and computing, offering a pathway to highly advanced, efficient, and miniaturized optical technologies.

Enhancing Optical Computing Performance through Advanced Fourier Optics Techniques

The innovative application of advanced Fourier optics in optical communications and computing. By leveraging the 4f system, the research aims to achieve high-efficiency optical processing and communication through the development and optimization of Fourier optics convolution, hash encryption techniques, and orbital angular momentum (OAM) multiplexing. The research investigates the integration of post-quantum hashing algorithms with the 4f system for secure and efficient optical hash encryption, as well as the utilization of OAM beams for high-capacity data transmission in free-space optical communications. This research also explores the potential of using metasurfaces for constructing advanced integrated optical neural network acceleration systems, paving the way for groundbreaking advancements in optical computing and machine learning. This pioneering approach has the potential to revolutionize optical communications and computing, unlocking new possibilities for  secure solutions .

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