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ECE graduate student Bowen Song receives the Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) Best Student Paper Award

December 8th, 2017

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Song given the Optical Society of America (OSA) sponsored award by its president Eric Mazur for the paper “Tunable 3D Integrated Hybrid Silicon Laser”

The ACP Best Student Paper Awards are given to students who are first authors and presenters of exceptional contributed talks and the selection was made by the subcommittees during the conference. Song presented on tunable 3D integrated hybrid silicon lasers that were demonstrated with side-mode suppression ratio of 43 dB, output power of 2 mW, laser linewidth of 1.5 MHz, and relative intensity noise of -132 dB/Hz. Additional authors of the paper include Sergio Pinna (UCSB), Sasa Ristic (McGill U) and ECE Professor Jonathan Klamkin (UCSB).

The Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) is the largest conference in the Asia-Pacific region on optical communication, photonics and relevant technologies. ACP has been held annually tracing back to 2001 and is jointly sponsored by OSA, SPIE, IEEE Photonics Society. The 2017 ACP was held in Guangzhou, China on November 10-13, 2017.

Song is currently a Ph.D. student in the ECE department at UCSB in Professor Jonathan Klamkin’s integrated photonics lab (iPL). His research focus is on 3D Hybrid integration for silicon photonics aimed to integrate laser or gain material to silicon chips; indium phosphide photonics integrated circuits and silicon phonics. In 2014 he received his Master of Science degree as a member of the Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Laboratory at Boston University working on developing nano-patterned sapphire substrate for AlGaN-based deep UV LEDs.

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