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Funded by ARC Laureate Project, Prof Ben Eggleton, Project number: FL120100029; Nonlinear optical phononics: harnessing sound and light in nonlinear nanoscale circuits

Research

We look at ways to harness interactions between phonons and photons for a new paradigm in information processing. The group engages in theoretical and experimental research to explore novel physics as well as to exploit stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) effect in highly nonlinear nanoscale circuits and optomechanical structures. The type of research covers the complete link from theory and simulation to actual fabrication of nanoscale devices and system characterizations. Current key activities include:

  • Investigation of SBS in a chip scale
  • SBS slow and fast light
  • SBS frequency comb and laser
  • Integrated microwave photonics signal processing based on SBS
  • Non-reciprocity and SBS isolator
  • On-chip Brillouin dynamic grating
  • Design and fabrication of novel optomechanical nanostructures

Group Members

Iman Aryanfar, Thomas Buettner, Alvaro Casas-Bedoya, Amol Choudhary, Ben Eggleton, El-Abed Haidar, Hengyun Jiang, Yang Liu, David Marpaung, Moritz Merklein, Sayyed Mirnaziry, Blair Morrison, Chris Poulton, Shayan Shahnia, Birgit Stiller, Christian Wolff, Atiyeh Zarifi

Collaborators

Steve Madden (Australian National University)
Barry Luther-Davies (Australian National University)
Shanhui Fan (Stanford University)
Herbert Winful (University of Michigan)
Mike Steel (Macquarie University)

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From left to right: Prof. Ben Eggleton, Sayyed Mirnaziry, Iman Aryanfar, El-Abed Haidar, Moritz Merklein, Blair Morrison, Amol Choudhary, David Marpaung, Thomas Buettner, Birgit Stiller, Alvarro Casas-Bedoya, Hengyun Jiang, Atiyeh Zarifi, Shayan Sahnia, Christian Wolff, Yang Liu, Chris Poulton

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what is sbs
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MWP filters
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Publications

  1. Sayyed Reza Mirnaziry, Christian Wolff, M. J. Steel, Benjamin J. Eggleton, and Christopher G. Poulton,
    "Stimulated Brillouin scattering in integrated ring resonators,"
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 34, 937-949 (2017)
  2. Iman Aryanfar, David Marpaung, Amol Choudhary, Yang Liu, Khu Vu, Duk-Yong Choi, Pan Ma, Stephen Madden, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Chip-based Brillouin radio frequency photonic phase shifter and wideband time delay,"
    Opt. Lett. 42, 1313-1316 (2017)
  3. Yang Liu, Amol Choudhary, David Marpaung, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Gigahertz optical tuning of an on-chip radio frequency photonic delay line,"
    Optica 4, 418-423 (2017)
  4. C Wolff, B Stiller, B J Eggleton, M J Steel and C G Poulton,
    "Cascaded forward Brillouin scattering to all Stokes orders,"
    2017 New J. Phys. 19 023021
  5. El-Abed Haidar, C. Martijn de Sterke, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Analysis of the modification of four-wave mixing phase matching by
    stimulated Brillouin scattering,"
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 34, 516-526 (2017)
  6. A. Choudhary; B. Morrison; I. Aryanfar; S. Shahnia; M. Pagani; Y. Liu; K. Vu; S. Madden; D. Marpaung; B. J. Eggleton,
    "Advanced integrated microwave signal processing with giant on-chip Brillouin gain,"
    in Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-1
    doi: 10.1109/JLT.2016.2613558
  7. Yang Liu, David Marpaung, Amol Choudhary, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Lossless and high-resolution RF photonic notch filter,"
    Opt. Lett. 41, 5306-5309 (2016)
  8. Moritz Merklein, Birgit Stiller, Irina V. Kabakova, Udara S. Mutugala, Khu Vu, Stephen J. Madden, Benjamin J. Eggleton, and Radan Slav'k,
    "Widely tunable, low phase noise microwave source based on a photonic chip,"
    Opt. Lett. 41, 4633-4636 (2016), doi.org/10.1364/OL.41.004633
  9. Iman Aryanfar, Amol Choudhary, Shayan Shahnia, Mattia Pagani, Yang Liu, David Marpaung, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Signal interference RF photonic bandstop filter,"
    Opt. Express 24, 14995-15004 (2016), doi: 10.1364/OE.24.014995
  10. Victor Lambin Iezzi, Thomas F S Büttner, Amirhossein Tehranchi, Sébastien Loranger, Irina V Kabakova, Benjamin J Eggleton and Raman Kashyap,
    "Temporal characterization of a multi-wavelength Brillouin–erbium fiber laser",
    2016 New J. Phys. 18 055003 (2016)
  11. Thomas F S Büttner, Christopher G Poulton, M J Steel, Darren D Hudson and Benjamin J Eggleton,
    "Phase-locking in cascaded stimulated Brillouin scattering",
    2016 New J. Phys. 18 025003 (2016)
  12. C Wolff, R Van Laer, M J Steel, B J Eggleton and C G Poulton,
    "Brillouin resonance broadening due to structural variations in nanoscale waveguides",
    2016 New J. Phys. 18 025006 (2016)
  13. Sayyed Reza Mirnaziry, Christian Wolff, M. J. Steel, Benjamin J. Eggleton, and Christopher G. Poulton,
    "Stimulated Brillouin scattering in silicon/chalcogenide slot waveguides,"
    Opt. Express 24, 4786-4800 (2016), doi: 10.1364/OE.24.004786.
  14. Merklein, M.; Casas-Bedoya, A.; Marpaung, D.; Buttner, T.F.S.; Pagani, M.; Morrison, B.; Kabakova, I.V.; Eggleton, B.J.,
    "Stimulated Brillouin scattering in photonic integrated circuits: novel applications and devices,"
    in Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of , vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-1, doi: 10.1109/JSTQE.2016.2523521, keywords: {Optomechanics; Stimulated Brillouin scattering; nonlinear optics}
  15. Amol Choudhary, Iman Aryanfar, Shayan Shahnia, Blair Morrison, Khu Vu, Stephen Madden, Barry Luther-Davies, David Marpaung, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Tailoring of the Brillouin gain for on-chip widely tunable and reconfigurable broadband microwave photonic filters,"
    Opt. Lett. 41, 436-439 (2016)
  16. Hengyun Jiang, David Marpaung, Mattia Pagani, Khu Vu, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve J. Madden, Lianshan Yan, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Wide-range, high-precision multiple microwave frequency measurement using a chip-based photonic Brillouin filter,"
    Optica 3, 30-34 (2016)
  17. H. Y. Jiang, L. S. Yan, Y. Pan, W. Pan, B. Luo, X. H. Zou, and B. J. Eggleton,
    "Microwave photonic comb filter with ultra-fast tunability,"
    Opt. Lett. 40, 4895-4898 (2015), doi: 10.1364/OL.40.004895
  18. Wolff, C., Steel, M. J., Eggleton, B. J., & Poulton, C. G.,
    "Acoustic build-up in on-chip stimulated Brillouin scattering,"
    Scientific Reports, 5, 13656; doi: 10.1038/srep13656 (2015)
  19. C. Wolff, P. Gutsche, M. J. Steel, B. J. Eggleton, and C. G. Poulton,
    "Power limits and a figure of merit for stimulated Brillouin scattering in the presence of third and fifth order loss,"
    Opt. Express 23, 26628-26638 (2015)
  20. Alvaro Casas-Bedoya, Blair Morrison, Mattia Pagani, David Marpaung, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Tunable narrowband microwave photonic filter created by stimulated Brillouin scattering from a silicon nanowire,"
    Opt. Lett. 40, 4154-4157 (2015)
  21. Shayan Shahnia, Mattia Pagani, Blair Morrison, Benjamin J. Eggleton, and David Marpaung,
    "Independent manipulation of the phase and amplitude of optical sidebands in a highly-stable RF photonic filter,"
    Opt. Express 23, 23278-23286 (2015)
  22. C. Wolff, P. Gutsche, M. J. Steel, B. J. Eggleton, and C. G. Poulton,
    "Impact of nonlinear loss on stimulated Brillouin scattering,"
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 32, 1968-1978 (2015)
  23. Mattia Pagani, Khu Vu, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve J. Madden, Benjamin J. Eggleton, David Marpaung,
    Instantaneous microwave frequency measurement using four-wave mixing in a chalcogenide chip, Optics Communications (2015),
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2015.06.079
  24. Mattia Pagani, Blair Morrison, Yanbing Zhang, Alvaro Casas-Bedoya, Timo Aalto, Mikko Harjanne, Markku Kapulainen, Benjamin J. Eggleton, and David Marpaung,
    "Low-error and broadband microwave frequency measurement in a silicon chip,"
    Optica 2, 751-756 (2015)

    C. Wolff, P. Gutsche, M. J. Steel, B. J. Eggleton, and C. G. Poulton,
    "Impact of nonlinear loss on stimulated Brillouin scattering,"
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 32, 1968-1978 (2015)
  25. C. Wolff, M. J. Steel, B. J. Eggleton, and C. G. Poulton
    "Stimulated Brillouin scattering in integrated photonic waveguides: Forces, scattering mechanisms, and coupled-mode analysis,"
    Phys. Rev. A 92, 013836 (2015)
  26. Moritz Merklein, Irina V. Kabakova, Thomas F. S. Büttner, Duk-Yong Choi, Barry Luther-Davies, Stephen J. Madden & Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Enhancing and inhibiting stimulated Brillouin scattering in photonic integrated circuits,"
    Nature Communications 6, 6396, doi:10.1038/ncomms7396 (2015)
  27. David Marpaung, Blair Morrison, Mattia Pagani, Ravi Pant, Duk-Yong Choi, Barry Luther-Davies, Steve J. Madden, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Low-power, chip-based stimulated Brillouin scattering microwave photonic filter with ultrahigh selectivity,"
    Optica 2, 76-83 (2015)
  28. C. Wolff, R. Soref, C.G. Poulton, and B.J. Eggleton,
    "Germanium as a material for stimulated Brillouin scattering in the mid-infrared,"
    Opt. Express 22, 30735-30747 (2014)
  29. Iman Aryanfar, Christian Wolff, M. J. Steel, Benjamin J. Eggleton, and Christopher G. Poulton,
    "Mode conversion using stimulated Brillouin scattering in nanophotonic silicon waveguides,"
    Opt. Express 22, 29270-29282 (2014)
  30. Mattia Pagani, David Marpaung, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve J. Madden, Barry Luther-Davies, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Tunable wideband microwave photonic phase shifter using on-chip stimulated Brillouin scattering,"
    Opt. Express 22, 28810-28818 (2014)
  31. Thomas F. S. Büttner, Moritz Merklein, Irina V. Kabakova, Darren D. Hudson, Duk-Yong Choi, Barry Luther-Davies, Stephen J. Madden, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Phase-locked, chip-based, cascaded stimulated Brillouin scattering,"
    Optica 1, 311-314 (2014)
  32. M. Pagani, D. Marpaung, and B. J. Eggleton,
    "Ultra-wideband microwave photonic phase shifter with configurable amplitude response,"
    Opt. Lett. 39, 5854-5857 (2014)
  33. Kai Hu, Irina V. Kabakova, Thomas F. S. Büttner, Simon Lefrancois, Darren D. Hudson, Sailing He, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Low-threshold Brillouin laser at 2 um based on suspended-core chalcogenide fiber,"
    Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4651-4654 (2014)
  34. David Marpaung, Blair Morrison, Mattia Pagani, Ravi Pant and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Ultra-high suppression microwave photonic bandstop filters,"
    Chinese Science Bulletin (2014) 59(22):2684–2692
  35. Irina V. Kabakova, Ravi Pant, Herbert G. Winful, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Chalcogenide Brillouin lasers,"
    Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials, March 2014, Vol. 23, No. 01 (doi: 10.1142/S0218863514500015)
  36. Thomas F. S. Büttner, Irina V. Kabakova, Darren D. Hudson, Ravi Pant, Christopher G. Poulton, Alexander C. Judge & Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Phase-locking and Pulse Generation in Multi-Frequency Brillouin Oscillator via Four Wave Mixing,"
    Scientific Reports Volume: 4, Article number: 5032 DOI: doi:10.1038/srep05032
  37. D. Marpaung, M. Pagani, B. Morrison, B.J. Eggleton,
    "Nonlinear Integrated Microwave Photonics,"
    Lightwave Technology, Journal of , vol.PP, no.99, pp.1,1 doi: 10.1109/JLT.2014.2306676
  38. Pant, R., Marpaung, D., Kabakova, I. V., Morrison, B., Poulton, C. G.
    and Eggleton, B. J. (2014),
    "On-chip stimulated Brillouin Scattering for microwave signal processing and generation."
    Laser & Photon. Rev. doi: 10.1002/lpor.201300154
  39. E. Li, B.J. Eggleton, K. Fang and S. Fan,
    "Photonic Aharonov-Bohm effect in photon-phonon interactions,"
    Nat. Commun. 5:3225 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4225 (2014)
  40. Benjamin J. Eggleton, Christopher G. Poulton, and Ravi Pant,
    "Inducing and harnessing stimulated Brillouin scattering in photonic integrated circuits,"
    Adv. Opt. Photon. 5, 536-587 (2013)
  41. Blair Morrison, David Marpaung, Ravi Pant, Enbang Li, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, Barry Luther-Davies, Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Tunable microwave photonic notch filter using on-chip stimulated Brillouin scattering,"
    Optics Communications, Volume 313, 15 February 2014, Pages 85-89, ISSN 0030-4018
  42. Andrew L. Watts, Neetesh Singh, Christopher G. Poulton, Eric C. Magi, Irina V. Kabakova, Darren D. Hudson, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Photoinduced axial quantization in chalcogenide microfiber resonators,"
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 3249-3253 (2013)
  43. David Marpaung, Blair Morrison, Ravi Pant, Chris Roeloffzen, Arne Leinse, Marcel Hoekman, Rene Heideman, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Si3N4 ring resonator-based microwave photonic notch filter with an ultrahigh peak rejection,"
    Opt. Express 21, 23286-23294 (2013)
  44. David Marpaung, Blair Morrison, Ravi Pant, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Frequency agile microwave photonic notch filter with anomalously high stopband rejection,"
    Opt. Lett. 38, 4300-4303 (2013)
  45. Christopher G. Poulton, Ravi Pant, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Acoustic confinement and stimulated Brillouin scattering in integrated optical waveguides,"
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2657-2664 (2013)
  46. Irina V. Kabakova, Ravi Pant, Duk-Yong Choi, Sukhanta Debbarma, Barry Luther-Davies, Stephen J. Madden, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Narrow linewidth Brillouin laser based on chalcogenide photonic chip,"
    Opt. Lett. 38, 3208-3211 (2013)
  47. Herbert G. Winful, Irina V. Kabakova, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Model for distributed feedback Brillouin lasers,"
    Opt. Express 21, 16191-16199 (2013)
  48. Feng Gao, Ravi Pant, Enbang Li, Christopher G. Poulton, Duk-Yong Choi, Stephen J. Madden, Barry Luther-Davies, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "On-chip high sensitivity laser frequency sensing with Brillouin mutually-modulated cross-gain modulation,"
    Opt. Express 21, 8605-8613 (2013)
  49. Ravi Pant, Enbang Li, Christopher G. Poulton, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, Barry Luther-Davies, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Observation of Brillouin dynamic grating in a photonic chip,"
    Opt. Lett. 38, 305-307 (2013)
  50. Kang Tan, David Marpaung, Ravi Pant, Feng Gao, Enbang Li, Jian Wang, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, Barry Luther-Davies, Junqiang Sun, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Photonic-chip-based all-optical ultra-wideband pulse generation via XPM and birefringence in a chalcogenide waveguide,"
    Opt. Express 21, 2003-2011 (2013)
  51. Thomas F. S. Büttner, Irina V. Kabakova, Darren D. Hudson, Ravi Pant, Enbang Li, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Multi-wavelength Gratings formed via cascaded Stimulated Brillouin Scattering,"
    Opt. Express 20, 26434–26440 (2012)
  52. Christopher G. Poulton, Ravi Pant, Adam Byrnes, Shanhui Fan, M. J. Steel, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Design for broadband on-chip isolator using stimulated Brillouin scattering in dispersion-engineered chalcogenide waveguides,"
    Opt. Express 20, 21235-21246 (2012)
  53. Irina V. Kabakova, Liner Zou, George A. Brawley, Catalin Florea, Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Eric C. Mägi, Enbang Li, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Dynamics of photoinduced refractive index changes in As2S3 fibers," Appl. Opt. 51, 7333-7338 (2012)
  54. Adam Byrnes, Ravi Pant, Enbang Li, Duk-Yong Choi, Christopher G. Poulton, Shanhui Fan, Steve Madden, Barry Luther-Davies, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Photonic chip based tunable and reconfigurable narrowband microwave photonic filter using stimulated Brillouin scattering," Opt. Express 20, 18836-18845 (2012)
  55. Ravi Pant, Adam Byrnes, Christopher G. Poulton, Enbang Li, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, Barry Luther-Davies, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "Photonic-chip-based tunable slow and fast light via stimulated Brillouin scattering,"
    Opt. Lett. 37, 969-971 (2012)
  56. Ravi Pant, E. Li, D.-Y. Choi, C. G. Poulton, S. J. Madden, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton,
    "Cavity enhanced stimulated Brillouin scattering in an optical chip for multiorder Stokes generation,"
    Opt. Lett. 36, 3687-3689 (2011)
  57. Ravi Pant, Christopher G. Poulton, Duk-Yong Choi, Hannah Mcfarlane, Samuel Hile, Enbang Li, Luc Thevenaz, Barry Luther-Davies, Stephen J. Madden, and Benjamin J. Eggleton,
    "On-chip stimulated Brillouin scattering,"
    Opt. Express 19, 8285-8290 (2011)