The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) are delighted to announce that Adarsh Ananthachar recently won best student paper at OPTICA – Advanced Photonics Congress that took place in Maastricht, The Netherlands from the 24th to the 28th of July 2022. This year the congress was a hybrid event with both in person and virtual components.

Adarsh won best student paper for his paper entitled “Realization of a micro-cavity via the integration of Silicon Nitride and Lithium Niobate using micro transfer printingwhich was selected by the Integrated Photonics Research (IPR) committee chairs for student paper prize at the Advanced Photonics Congress this year. Adarsh won the paper under the category of Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics.  The award covers the registration fee for 1 upcoming 2022 or 2023 Optica Topical Meeting. The authors of the paper included Adarsh Ananthachar, Maria Kotlyar, Samir Ghosh, Sarvagya Dwivedi, Simone Iadanza, Liam O’Faolain, Shamsul Arafin and Brian Corbett. The paper focuses on combining Lithium Niobate and Silicon Nitride using transfer printing and realize a micro-cavity with an experimentally measured intrinsic Q-factors of 50,000.

The Advanced Photonics Congress is a broad-spectrum, in depth event compromised of five topical meetings that primarily cover the latest advancements in optical materials, optical signal processing, optical communications and integrated optics. One important topic intersects many of the topical meetings in the congress: the building blocks of quantum science and engineering that will provide for future quantum information processing and quantum-enabled fiber optic networks. Another topic is artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML): how they are used in optical design and optical networks, including how photonics can help implement and boost performance of machine-learning techniques. Other major topics include 5G, switching, free-space communications and terahertz technologies.

You can learn more about the research conducted at CAPPA here and about OPTICA here.