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Project TitleSemiconductor-based Ultrafast Optical Oscilloscope
Track Code4262
Short Description

Researchers at Cornell have developed a semiconductor-based ultrafast optical oscilloscope with the potential to provide incredible performance in a chip-scale device.

Abstract

Researchers at Cornell have developed a semiconductor-based ultrafast optical oscilloscope with the potential to provide incredible performance in a chip-scale device.  The concept is based on using four-wave mixing as a time lens.  By performing a physical Fourier transform of the input signal, the signal's temporal profile can be easily analyzed.  The method allows huge performance gains resulting in a resolution of 100fs (twenty times better than current technology is capable of).  Additionally, standard semiconductor fabrication techniques will allow all of the necessary components to be integrated onto a single, chip-scale device.

 

Potential Applications

Oscilloscopes (both sampling and high-end)

 

Advantages

  • Vastly increased performance over current devices
  • Capable of chip-scale construction
 
Tagsphysical science, Semiconductors & Integrated Circuits, Chip Engineering (see also Semiconductor), Industrial Nanofabrication
 
Posted DateJul 23, 2012 12:43 PM

Researcher

Name
Michal Lipson
Mark Foster
David Geraghty
Amy Foster (formerlyTurner)
Alexander Gaeta
Reza Salem

Additional Information

  • Patent applications:  09821185.7;  2011-532209;  13/124,305

Licensing Contact

Patrick Govang

pjg26@cornell.edu

(607) 254-2330