Grant on Heuristic Characterization of Si-Photonic Switches


This week we sit down with Hannah Grant, whose work focuses on Silicon Photonics. Most recently she has developed and demonstrated a heuristic characterization of Si-Photonic switches. While the technology is extremely impressive, without a way to characterize optical switches limits their viability. We discuss her recent work, the scope and uses of Si-Photonics, and the need for a characterization of optical switches.

For a more detailed description of Hannah Grant’s most recent work, please see:

For background on photonics and Si-Photonic please see:

Photonics: Optical Electronics in Modern Communications by By Amnon Yariv and Pochi Yeh


2 Replies to “Grant on Heuristic Characterization of Si-Photonic Switches”

  1. @Sofyana: Excellent question. Si-Photonics broadly covers the topic of having guided, controlled light interactions on a silicon wafer. The benefit is that we can print silicon wafers with extraordinarily high precision rapidly. Thus, the field could replace electronic devices. For further information see these resources

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