The Nanophotonics and Integrated Optoelectronics laboratory, lead by Prof. Simarjeet S. Saini, at the University of Waterloo conducts research related to nanophotonics devices, integrated optics, non-linear optics, optical signal processing, biochemical sensors and optical communication systems. Our goal is to invent platform technologies that improve the performance, sensitivity, efficiency of photonics devices in sensing, optical signal processing and communication applications. The research projects we are currently involved with are shown below. Please visit our Research and Publications pages to know more about our research.

Research Areas

Monolithic Integration of Photonics Devices

Passive Active Resonant Coupler Platform (PARC)
Silicon Motherboards

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Silicon Nanophotonics

Fundamental studies on properties of silicon in nano-regime: Absorption, Index, Dispersion, Non-linearities etc.
Silicon Nanowire Optical Waveguide
Silicon Nanowire Photodetectors

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Optoelectronic Devices and Networks

All-optical packet routed networks
RSOA and Injection Lock FP Lasers
WDM-PON Network Architectures

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Chem-Bio Sensing and Environmental Monitoring

Interband cascade lasers
Tunable lasers

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Nanophotonics sensors
Fiber Bragg grating sensors with integrated microfluidics

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Nanophotonics and Integrated Optoelectronics Laboratory
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo, E5 - 4041
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Phone: +1 519 888 4567 extension 35018

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