Prof David Hutchings

Prof David C Hutchings
  • Professor of Optical and Quantum Electronics (Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering)

telephone: 01413306026
email: David.Hutchings@glasgow.ac.uk

R208 Level 2
74 Oakfield Avenue
School of Engineering
Glasgow G12 8LS


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Biography

Professor David C. Hutchings, FInstP SMIEEE, is a world leading expert on nonlinear optics and optoelectronic integration in semiconductors and was appointed to a personal chair in Optical and Quantum Electronics at the University of Glasgow in 2004. His research interests and experience encompasses nonlinear optics, monolithic and heterogeneous optoelectronic integration, semiconductor theory and modelling, and computational electromagnetics.

Following valuable postdoctoral experience at CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida, he held prestiguous fellowships at the University of Glasgow from the Royal Society of Edinburgh & Scottish Office/Executive (1992--1995, 2003) and EPSRC (1995--2000). He served (2005--2010) as the Head of the Graduate School (Associate Dean) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Glasgow, and provided leadership in Knowledge Exchange activities as the Eng.D. in System Level Integration Academic Programme Director.

He has extensive experience in successfully directing and managing research council projects as principal investigator, including leading successful collaborative experimental programmes. He has authored over 80 papers in leading, peer-reviewed journals and over 160 conference presentations.

He represented the IEEE Photonics Society on the Joint Council for Quantum Electronics and the International Council for Quantum Electronics 2007-2013. He co-chaired the Quantum Electronics and Photonics 15 conference. He has chaired technical subcommittees for CLEO and Nonlinear Guided Waves.

He enjoys hill-walking and completed all 284 Munros in 2007.

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2014

Younis, Usman, Holmes, Barry, and Hutchings, David (2014) Characterization and optimization of ion implantation for high spatial resolution quantum well intermixing in GaAs/AlGaAs superlattices. European Physical Journal Applied Physics, 66 (1). 10101-p1-10101-p5. ISSN 1286-0042 (doi:10.1051/epjap/2014140020)

2013

Hutchings, D.C., Holmes, B.M., Zhang, Cui, Dulal, Prabesh, Block, Andrew D., Sung, Sang-Yeob, Seaton, Nicholas C. A., and Stadler, Bethanie J. H. (2013) Quasi-phase-matched Faraday rotation in semiconductor waveguides with a magnetooptic cladding for monolithically integrated optical isolators. IEEE Photonics Journal, 5 (6). p. 6602512. ISSN 1943-0655 (doi:10.1109/JPHOT.2013.2292339)

Sarrafi, P., Zhu, E.Y., Dolgaleva, K., Holmes, B.M., Hutchings, D., Aitchison, J.S., and Qian, L. (2013) Continuous-wave quasi-phase-matched waveguide correlated photon pair source on a III–V chip. Applied Physics Letters, 103 (25). p. 251115. ISSN 0003-6951 (doi:10.1063/1.4851095)

2012

Dhirhe, D., Slight, T.J., Holmes, B.M., Hutchings, D.C., and Ironside, C.N. (2012) Quantum cascade lasers with an integrated polarization mode converter. Optics Express, 20 (23). pp. 25711-25717. ISSN 1094-4087 (doi:10.1364/OE.20.025711)

Holmes, B.M., Naeem, M.A., Hutchings, D.C., Marsh, J.H., and Kelly, A.E. (2012) A semiconductor laser with monolithically integrated dynamic polarization control. Optics Express, 20 (18). pp. 20545-20550. ISSN 1094-4087 (doi:10.1364/OE.20.020545)

2011

Hutchings, D.C., and Holmes, B.M. (2011) A waveguide polarization toolset design based on mode beating. IEEE Photonics Journal, 3 (3). pp. 450-461. ISSN 1943-0655 (doi:10.1109/JPHOT.2011.2146765 )

Wagner, S.J., Holmes, B.M., Younis, U., Sigal, I., Helmy, A.S., Aitchison, S.J., and Hutchings, D.C. (2011) Difference frequency generation by quasi-phase matching in periodically intermixed semiconductor superlattice waveguides. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 47 (6). pp. 834-840. ISSN 0018-9197 (doi:10.1109/JQE.2011.2126562 )

Helmy, A.S., Abolghasem, P., Stewart Aitchison, J., Bijlani, B.J., Han, J., Holmes, B.M., Hutchings, D.C., Younis, U., and Wagner, S.J. (2011) Recent advances in phase matching of second-order nonlinearities in monolithic semiconductor waveguides. Laser and Photonics Reviews, 5 (2). pp. 272-286. ISSN 1863-8880 (doi:10.1002/lpor.201000008)

Hutchings, D.C., and Holmes, B.M. (2011) Quasi-phase matching magneto-optical waveguides. MRS Proceedings, 1291 (mrsf10). ISSN 1946-4274 (doi:10.1557/opl.2011.337 )

Hutchings, D.C., and Holmes, B.M. (2011) Quasi-phased matching magneto-optical waveguides. In: Symposium on Integrated Nonreciprocal Photonics - Materials, Phenomena and Devices in MRS Fall Meeting, 29 Nov-3 Dec 2010, Boston, MA, USA.

2010

Hutchings, D.C., Wagner, S.J., Holmes, B.M., Younis, U., Helmy, A.S., and Aitchison, J.S. (2010) Type-II quasi phase matching in periodically intermixed semiconductor superlattice waveguides. Optics Letters, 35 (8). pp. 1299-1301. ISSN 0146-9592 (doi:10.1364/OL.35.001299)

Hutchings, D., Younis, U., Holmes, B., Wagner, S.J., Helmy, A.S., and Aitchison, J.S. (2010) Developing integrated oOptical fFrequency convertors and generators on a semiconductor chip. In: Photonics North, 1-3 June 2010, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.

Wagner, S.J., Chaitanya Kumar, S., Kokabee, O., Holmes, B., Younis, U., Ebrahim Zadeh, M., Hutchings, D., Helmy, A.S., and Aitchison, J.S. (2010) Performance and limitations of quasi-phase matching semiconductor waveguides with picosecond pulses. In: Photonics North, 1-3 June 2010, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.

Wagner, S.J., Sigal, I., Helmy, A.S., Aitchison, J.S., Younis, U., Holmes, B., and Hutchings, D. (2010) Difference frequency generation in domain-disordered quasi-phase-matched semiconductor waveguides. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/QELS 2010), 16-21 May 2010, San Jose, CA, USA.

Younis, U., Holmes, B.H., Hutchings, D.C., and Roberts, J.S. (2010) Towards Monolithic Integration of Nonlinear Optical Frequency Conversion. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 22 (18). pp. 1358-1360. ISSN 1041-1135 (doi:10.1109/LPT.2010.2055843)

2009

Wagner, S.J., Holmes, B.M., Younis, U., Helmy, A.S., Aitchison, J.S., and Hutchings, D.C. (2009) Continuous wave second-harmonic generation using domain-disordered quasi-phase matching waveguides. Applied Physics Letters, 94 (15). ISSN 0003-6951 (doi:10.1063/1.3119629 )

Aitchison, J.S., Wagner, S.J, Helmy, A.S., Holmes, B.M., Younis, U., and Hutchings, D. (2009) Nonlinear Superlattice Waveguides. In: Photonics North, 24-27 May 2009, Quebec City, Canada.

Bregenzer, J.J., McMaster, S., Sorel, M., Holmes, B.M., and Hutchings, D.C. (2009) Compact polarization mode converter monolithically integrated within a semiconductor laser. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 27 (14). pp. 2732-2736. ISSN 0733-8724 (doi:10.1109/JLT.2009.2015681 )

Holmes, B.M., Younis, U., Hutchings, D.C., Wagner, S.J., Helmy, A.S., and Aitchison, J.S. (2009) Type-II quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation in domain-disordered semiconductor waveguides. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/QELS 2009), 31 May - 5 June 2009, Baltimore, USA.

Major, A., Hutchings, D., Langford, N., Ferguson, A.I., Aitchison, J.S., and Smith, P.W.E. (2009) Two-photon absorption properties of crystalline KNbO3 at 430 nm and efficient high pulse energy blue second-harmonic generation. Laser Physics Letters, 6 (6). pp. 450-453. ISSN 1612-2011 (doi:10.1002/lapl.200910022)

Wagner, S.J., Holmes, B.M., Younis, U., Helmy, A.S., Hutchings, D.C., and Aitchison, J.S. (2009) Controlling third-order nonlinearities by ion-implantation quantum-well intermixing. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 21 (1-4). pp. 85-87. ISSN 1041-1135 (doi:10.1109/LPT.2008.2008629 )

Younis, U., Holmes, B., and Hutchings, D. (2009) Experiments toward the integrated OPO through periodic X(2) modulation. In: Mini-Symposium on Periodically-Modulated and Artificially Hetero-Structured Devices, 18-21 May 2009, Grasmere, UK.

Younis, U., Holmes, B., Hutchings, D., Wagner, S.J., Helmy, A.S., and Aitchison, J.S. (2009) Optical frequency generation and conversion in domain-disordered quasi-phase-matched semiconductor waveguides. In: Nonlinear Photonics in Micro- and Nanostructure, 10th Dec 2009, Institute of Physics, London, UK.

2008

Bregenzer, J.J., McMaster, S., Sorel, M., Holmes, B.M., and Hutchings, D.C. (2008) Polarisation mode converter monolithically integrated within a semiconductor laser. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), May 4, 2008, San Jose, California.

Wagner, S.J., Helmy, A.S., Aitchison, J.S., Younis, U., Holmes, B.M., and Hutchings, D.C. (2008) Control of the third-order nonlinearities in a GaAs/AlGaAs superlattice by ion implantation quantum well intermixing. In: Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science. CLEO/QELS 2008, 4-9 May 2008, San Jose, CA.

Zaezjev, M.V., Sekhar, M.C., Ferrera, M., Razzari, L., Pignolet, A., Morandotti, R., Holmes, B.M., Sorel, M., and Hutchings, D.C. (2008) Effect of the foreign phases on the crystallization and growth of magnetooptic garnets films. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), 4 May 2008, San Jose, California.

2007

Scrutton, P., Sorel, M., Hutchings, D.C., Aitchison, J.S., and Helmy, A.S. (2007) Characterizing bandgap gratings in GaAs: AlAs superlattice structures using interface phonons. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 19 . pp. 677-679. ISSN 1041-1135 (doi:10.1109/LPT.2007.894985)

Holmes, B.M., Bregenzer, J.J., and Hutchings, D.C. (2007) Enabling technologies for the monolithic integration of semiconductor lasers and waveguide optical isolators. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 6-11 May 2007, Baltimore, USA. IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., USA, pp. 530-531. ISBN 9781557528346

Wagner, S.J., Meier, J., Helmy, A.S., Aitchison, J.S., Sorel, M., and Hutchings, D.C. (2007) Polarization-dependent nonlinear refraction and two-photon absorption in GaAs/AlAs superlattice waveguides below the half-bandgap. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, 24 . pp. 1557-1563. ISSN 0740-3224

2006

Helmy, AS, Bryce, AC, Hutchings, DC, Aitchison, JS, and Marsh, JH (2006) Band gap gratings using quantum well intermixing for quasi-phase-matching. Journal of Applied Physics, 100 . (doi:10.1063/1.2402034)

Holmes, B.M., and Hutchings, D.C. (2006) Demonstration of quasi-phase-matched nonreciprocal polarization rotation in III-V semiconductor waveguides incorporating magneto-optic upper claddings. Applied Physics Letters, 88 . ISSN 0003-6951 (doi:10.1063/1.2172648)

Holmes, B.M., and Hutchings, D.C. (2006) Realization of novel low-loss monolithically integrated passive waveguide mode converters. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 18 . pp. 43-45. ISSN 1041-1135 (doi:10.1109/LPT.2005.859987)

Holmes, BM, and Hutchings, DC (2006) Demonstration of enabling technologies for the monlithic integration of semiconductor lasers and waveguide optical isolators. In: Photon 2006, Manchester, UK.

Holmes, BM, and Hutchings, DC (2006) High efficiency and low loss fully integrated passive waveguide mode converters. In: CLEO 2006 - Conference on lasers and electro-optics, California, USA.

Holmes, BM, and Hutchings, DC (2006) Monolithically intergrated magneto-optic devices. In: LEOS Annual Meeting 2006, Montreal, Canada.

Holmes, BM, and Hutchings, DC (2006) Quasi-phased-matched polarisation rotation in III-V waveguides incorporating magneto-optic claddings. In: CLEO 2006 - Conference on lasers and electro-optics, California, USA.

Kleckner, TC, Helmy, AS, Zeaiter, K, Hutchings, DC, and Aitchison, JS (2006) Dispersion and modulation of the linear optical properties of GaAs-AlAs superlattice waveguides using quantum-well intermixing. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 42 . pp. 280-286. (doi:10.1109/JQE.2005.864155)

Scrutton, P, Sorel, M, Hutchings, DC, Aitchison, JS, and Helmy, AS (2006) Interface Raman Modes to study compositional intermixing in GaAs/AlAs superlattices. In: LEOS Annual Meeting 2006, Montreal, Canada.

Wagner, SJ, Meier, J, Helmy, AS, Aitchison, JS, Modotto, D, Sorel, M, and Hutchings, DC (2006) Cross-phase modulation in GaAs/AlAs superlattice-core waveguides below the half bandgap. In: LEOS Annual Meeting 2006, Montreal, Canada.

Wagner, SJ, Meier, J, Helmy, AS, Aitchison, JS, Modotto, D, Sorel, M, and Hutchings, DC (2006) Polarisation dependent non-linear refraction in GaAs/AlGaAs superlattice waveguides. In: Frontiers in Optics, Rochester, USA.

Zaezjev, M, Chandra,Sekhar,, M, Ferrera, M, Razzari, L, Ross, G, Holmes, BM, Sorel, M, and Hutchings, DC (2006) Magneto-optic iron garnet thin films for integrated optical applications. In: Photonics North, Quebec City, Canada.

2005

Holmes, BM, Bregenzer, JJ, and Hutchings, DC (2005) Novel fabrication techniques for the realisation of passive waveguide polarisation converters. In: 2005 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics (Cleo), Vols 1-3.

Holmes, BM, and Hutchings, DC (2005) Demonstration of novel enabling technologies necessary for the realisation of a monolithically integrated laser and optical isolator. In: European Semiconductor Laser Workshop, Glasgow, UK.

Hutchings, DC (2005) Nonlinear effects in photonic devices. In: The Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations Student Network (CIPI-S) and The Nortel Institute for Telecommunications, Toronto, Canada.

2004

Bregenzer, JJ, Holmes, B, Sorel, M, and Hutchings, DC (2004) Realization of a single-section passive polarization converter using a single-step etch process. In: 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Laser and Electro-optics society : LEOS 2004, Puerto Rico, USA.

Holmes, B, Hutchings, DC, and Bregenzer, JJ (2004) Experiments towards the realisation of a monolithically-integrated optical isolator incorporating quasi-phase matched magneto-optical effects. In: MRS Fall Meeting : Materials research society, Boston, USA.

Hutchings, DC (2004) Quasi-phase-matching in semiconductor waveguides by the spatial modulation of chi(2) using intermixing. In: ICMS Workshop, Edinburgh, UK.

Hutchings, DC (2004) Semiconductor superlattice waveguides : a universal testbed for nonlinear guided waves. In: Nonlinear guided waves and their application - NLGW, Toronto, Canada.

Hutchings, DC (2004) Theory of ultrafast nonlinear refraction in semiconductor superlattices. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 10 . pp. 1124-1132. (doi:10.1109/JSTQE.2004.836466)

Hutchings, DC, Holmes, B, and Bregenzer, JJ (2004) Single etch step fabrication of passive waveguide mode converters. In: Photon 2004, Glasgow, UK.

Hutchings, DC, Sorel, M, Zeaiter, K, Zilkie, AJ, Leesti, B, Saher-Helmy, A, Smith, PWE, and Aitchison, JS (2004) Quasi-phased-matched second harmonic generation with picosecond pulses in GaAs/AlAs superlattice waveguides. In: Nonlinear guided waves and their application - NLGW, Toronto, Canada.

Zilkie, AJ, Morandotti, R, Smith, PWE, Aitchison, JS, Hinzer, K, Knight, G, White, K, and Hutchings, DC (2004) Measurement of two-photon absorption in AlGaInAs strained-layer multiple-quantum-well devices at communications wavelengths. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics 2004 - CLEO 2004, San Francisco.

2003

Bubke, K, Hutchings, DC, Peschel, U, and Lederer, F (2003) Dynamics and stability of solitary waves in optical-microwave interaction. Physical Review E, 67 . (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.67.016611)

Hutchings, D.C. (2003) Prospects for the implementation of magneto-optic elements in optoelectronic integrated circuits: a personal perspective. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 36 . pp. 2222-2229. ISSN 0022-3727

Hutchings, DC (2003) Quasi-phase-matching frequency conversion processes in semiconductor waveguides using intermixing. In: Photonics North, Montreal, Canada.

Hutchings, DC (2003) Theory of ultrafast nonlinear refraction in semiconductor heterostructures. In: Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, Baltimore, USA.

Hutchings, DC (2003) Theory of ultrafast nonlinear refraction in semiconductor heterostructures. In: LEOS 2003- 16th Annual meeting, Tuscon, AZ, USA.

Rao, SV, Moutzouris, K, Ebrahimzadeh, M, Gwilliam, RM, Zeaiter, K, and Hutchings, DC (2003) Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation in a GaAs/AlAs superlattice waveguide using ion-implanted induced inetrmixing. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics - Europe, Munich, Germany.

Zeaiter, K, Hutchings, DC, Gwilliam, RM, Moutzouris, K, Rao, SV, and Ebrahimzadeh, M (2003) Quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation in a GaAs/AlAs superlattice waveguide by ion-implantation-induced intermixing. Optics Letters, 28 . pp. 911-913. ISSN 0146-9592

2002

Arnold, JM, and Hutchings, DC (2002) Quasi-phase-matching second-order nonlinear optics by quantum-well uperlattice intermixing. In: North American Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Bubke, K, Hutchings, DC, Peschel, U, and Lederer, F (2002) Modulational instability in optical-microwave interaction. Physical Review E, 66 . (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.66.036604)

Bubke, K., Hutchings, D.C., and Peschel, U. (2002) Mixed-polarization optical rectification in semiconductor waveguides. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, 19 . pp. 881-889. ISSN 0740-3224

Hutchings, D (2002) Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation in GaAs/AlAs superlattice waveguide using ion-implantation. Optics Letters, 28 (11). pp. 911-913. ISSN 0146-9592

Hutchings, D.C., and Kleckner, T.C. (2002) Quasi phase matching in semiconductor waveguides by intermixing: optimization considerations. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, 19 . pp. 890-894. ISSN 0740-3224

Hutchings, DC (2002) Integrated magneto-optical systems. In: New opportunities at the interface between photonics and magnetism, London, UK.

Hutchings, DC (2002) Symmetry properties of in semiconductor heterostructure waveguides. In: Nonlinear guided waves and their applications, Stresa, Italy.

Zeaiter, K, Hutchings, DC, Moutzouris, SV, Rao, SV, and Ebrahimzadeh, M (2002) Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation in a GaAs/AlAs superlattice waveguide. In: Laser and Electro optical society annual general meeting 2002, Glasgow, UK.

Zeaiter, K, Kleckner, TC, Aitchison, JS, and Hutchings, DC (2002) Charaterisation and process evolution of quasi-phasematched semiconductor superlattice waveguides using intermixing. In: Nonlinear guided waves and their applications, Stresa, Italy.

Zeaiter, K, Kleckner, TC, Saher,Helmy,, A, Aitchison, JS, and Hutchings, DC (2002) Quasi-phase matching in semiconductor waveguides using quantum well intermixing. In: 26th International conference on the Physics of semiconductors, Edinburgh, UK.

2001

Bubke, K, Hutchings, DC, and Peschel, U (2001) Mixed polarization optical rectification in semiconductor waveguides. In: Nonlinear guided waves and their applications, Clearwater, Florida.

Bubke, K, Hutchings, DC, and Peschel, U (2001) Modulation instability in optical microwave interaction. In: LEOS Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA.

Bubke, K, Peschel, U, Lederer, F, and Hutchings, DC (2001) Internal modes of solitary waves in optical microwave. In: Quantum Electronics and Photonics 5, Glasgow.

Hutchings, DC, and Kleckner, TC (2001) Quasi-phase matching in semiconductor waveguides using intermixing. In: Nonlinear guided waves and their applications, Clearwater, Florida, USA.

Peschel, U, Lederer, F, Bubke, K, and Hutchings, DC (2001) Temporal solitary waves due to optical rectification and the electro-optic effect. Optics Letters, 26 . pp. 1090-1092. ISSN 0146-9592

Wallace, I, Hutchings, DC, Arnold, JM, Cowen, JA, Oppo, G, and Masoudi, HM (2001) Method with gain for transverse mode in a semiconductor laser. In: CLEO Europe, Munich, germany.

Wallace, I, Hutchings, DC, Arnold, JM, Cowen, JA, Oppo, G, and Masoudi, HM (2001) Multiple transverse modes in semiconductor lasers with saturable gain. In: Smith Institute Faraday Workshop on dynamic in-stabilities in lasers, Kinlochard.

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Article

Younis, Usman, Holmes, Barry, and Hutchings, David (2014) Characterization and optimization of ion implantation for high spatial resolution quantum well intermixing in GaAs/AlGaAs superlattices. European Physical Journal Applied Physics, 66 (1). 10101-p1-10101-p5. ISSN 1286-0042 (doi:10.1051/epjap/2014140020)

Hutchings, D.C., Holmes, B.M., Zhang, Cui, Dulal, Prabesh, Block, Andrew D., Sung, Sang-Yeob, Seaton, Nicholas C. A., and Stadler, Bethanie J. H. (2013) Quasi-phase-matched Faraday rotation in semiconductor waveguides with a magnetooptic cladding for monolithically integrated optical isolators. IEEE Photonics Journal, 5 (6). p. 6602512. ISSN 1943-0655 (doi:10.1109/JPHOT.2013.2292339)

Sarrafi, P., Zhu, E.Y., Dolgaleva, K., Holmes, B.M., Hutchings, D., Aitchison, J.S., and Qian, L. (2013) Continuous-wave quasi-phase-matched waveguide correlated photon pair source on a III–V chip. Applied Physics Letters, 103 (25). p. 251115. ISSN 0003-6951 (doi:10.1063/1.4851095)

Dhirhe, D., Slight, T.J., Holmes, B.M., Hutchings, D.C., and Ironside, C.N. (2012) Quantum cascade lasers with an integrated polarization mode converter. Optics Express, 20 (23). pp. 25711-25717. ISSN 1094-4087 (doi:10.1364/OE.20.025711)

Holmes, B.M., Naeem, M.A., Hutchings, D.C., Marsh, J.H., and Kelly, A.E. (2012) A semiconductor laser with monolithically integrated dynamic polarization control. Optics Express, 20 (18). pp. 20545-20550. ISSN 1094-4087 (doi:10.1364/OE.20.020545)

Hutchings, D.C., and Holmes, B.M. (2011) A waveguide polarization toolset design based on mode beating. IEEE Photonics Journal, 3 (3). pp. 450-461. ISSN 1943-0655 (doi:10.1109/JPHOT.2011.2146765 )

Wagner, S.J., Holmes, B.M., Younis, U., Sigal, I., Helmy, A.S., Aitchison, S.J., and Hutchings, D.C. (2011) Difference frequency generation by quasi-phase matching in periodically intermixed semiconductor superlattice waveguides. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 47 (6). pp. 834-840. ISSN 0018-9197 (doi:10.1109/JQE.2011.2126562 )

Helmy, A.S., Abolghasem, P., Stewart Aitchison, J., Bijlani, B.J., Han, J., Holmes, B.M., Hutchings, D.C., Younis, U., and Wagner, S.J. (2011) Recent advances in phase matching of second-order nonlinearities in monolithic semiconductor waveguides. Laser and Photonics Reviews, 5 (2). pp. 272-286. ISSN 1863-8880 (doi:10.1002/lpor.201000008)

Hutchings, D.C., and Holmes, B.M. (2011) Quasi-phase matching magneto-optical waveguides. MRS Proceedings, 1291 (mrsf10). ISSN 1946-4274 (doi:10.1557/opl.2011.337 )

Hutchings, D.C., Wagner, S.J., Holmes, B.M., Younis, U., Helmy, A.S., and Aitchison, J.S. (2010) Type-II quasi phase matching in periodically intermixed semiconductor superlattice waveguides. Optics Letters, 35 (8). pp. 1299-1301. ISSN 0146-9592 (doi:10.1364/OL.35.001299)

Younis, U., Holmes, B.H., Hutchings, D.C., and Roberts, J.S. (2010) Towards Monolithic Integration of Nonlinear Optical Frequency Conversion. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 22 (18). pp. 1358-1360. ISSN 1041-1135 (doi:10.1109/LPT.2010.2055843)

Wagner, S.J., Holmes, B.M., Younis, U., Helmy, A.S., Aitchison, J.S., and Hutchings, D.C. (2009) Continuous wave second-harmonic generation using domain-disordered quasi-phase matching waveguides. Applied Physics Letters, 94 (15). ISSN 0003-6951 (doi:10.1063/1.3119629 )

Bregenzer, J.J., McMaster, S., Sorel, M., Holmes, B.M., and Hutchings, D.C. (2009) Compact polarization mode converter monolithically integrated within a semiconductor laser. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 27 (14). pp. 2732-2736. ISSN 0733-8724 (doi:10.1109/JLT.2009.2015681 )

Major, A., Hutchings, D., Langford, N., Ferguson, A.I., Aitchison, J.S., and Smith, P.W.E. (2009) Two-photon absorption properties of crystalline KNbO3 at 430 nm and efficient high pulse energy blue second-harmonic generation. Laser Physics Letters, 6 (6). pp. 450-453. ISSN 1612-2011 (doi:10.1002/lapl.200910022)

Wagner, S.J., Holmes, B.M., Younis, U., Helmy, A.S., Hutchings, D.C., and Aitchison, J.S. (2009) Controlling third-order nonlinearities by ion-implantation quantum-well intermixing. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 21 (1-4). pp. 85-87. ISSN 1041-1135 (doi:10.1109/LPT.2008.2008629 )

Scrutton, P., Sorel, M., Hutchings, D.C., Aitchison, J.S., and Helmy, A.S. (2007) Characterizing bandgap gratings in GaAs: AlAs superlattice structures using interface phonons. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 19 . pp. 677-679. ISSN 1041-1135 (doi:10.1109/LPT.2007.894985)

Wagner, S.J., Meier, J., Helmy, A.S., Aitchison, J.S., Sorel, M., and Hutchings, D.C. (2007) Polarization-dependent nonlinear refraction and two-photon absorption in GaAs/AlAs superlattice waveguides below the half-bandgap. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, 24 . pp. 1557-1563. ISSN 0740-3224

Helmy, AS, Bryce, AC, Hutchings, DC, Aitchison, JS, and Marsh, JH (2006) Band gap gratings using quantum well intermixing for quasi-phase-matching. Journal of Applied Physics, 100 . (doi:10.1063/1.2402034)

Holmes, B.M., and Hutchings, D.C. (2006) Demonstration of quasi-phase-matched nonreciprocal polarization rotation in III-V semiconductor waveguides incorporating magneto-optic upper claddings. Applied Physics Letters, 88 . ISSN 0003-6951 (doi:10.1063/1.2172648)

Holmes, B.M., and Hutchings, D.C. (2006) Realization of novel low-loss monolithically integrated passive waveguide mode converters. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 18 . pp. 43-45. ISSN 1041-1135 (doi:10.1109/LPT.2005.859987)

Kleckner, TC, Helmy, AS, Zeaiter, K, Hutchings, DC, and Aitchison, JS (2006) Dispersion and modulation of the linear optical properties of GaAs-AlAs superlattice waveguides using quantum-well intermixing. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 42 . pp. 280-286. (doi:10.1109/JQE.2005.864155)

Hutchings, DC (2004) Theory of ultrafast nonlinear refraction in semiconductor superlattices. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 10 . pp. 1124-1132. (doi:10.1109/JSTQE.2004.836466)

Bubke, K, Hutchings, DC, Peschel, U, and Lederer, F (2003) Dynamics and stability of solitary waves in optical-microwave interaction. Physical Review E, 67 . (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.67.016611)

Hutchings, D.C. (2003) Prospects for the implementation of magneto-optic elements in optoelectronic integrated circuits: a personal perspective. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 36 . pp. 2222-2229. ISSN 0022-3727

Zeaiter, K, Hutchings, DC, Gwilliam, RM, Moutzouris, K, Rao, SV, and Ebrahimzadeh, M (2003) Quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation in a GaAs/AlAs superlattice waveguide by ion-implantation-induced intermixing. Optics Letters, 28 . pp. 911-913. ISSN 0146-9592

Bubke, K, Hutchings, DC, Peschel, U, and Lederer, F (2002) Modulational instability in optical-microwave interaction. Physical Review E, 66 . (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.66.036604)

Bubke, K., Hutchings, D.C., and Peschel, U. (2002) Mixed-polarization optical rectification in semiconductor waveguides. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, 19 . pp. 881-889. ISSN 0740-3224

Hutchings, D (2002) Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation in GaAs/AlAs superlattice waveguide using ion-implantation. Optics Letters, 28 (11). pp. 911-913. ISSN 0146-9592

Hutchings, D.C., and Kleckner, T.C. (2002) Quasi phase matching in semiconductor waveguides by intermixing: optimization considerations. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, 19 . pp. 890-894. ISSN 0740-3224

Peschel, U, Lederer, F, Bubke, K, and Hutchings, DC (2001) Temporal solitary waves due to optical rectification and the electro-optic effect. Optics Letters, 26 . pp. 1090-1092. ISSN 0146-9592

Book Section

Holmes, B.M., Bregenzer, J.J., and Hutchings, D.C. (2007) Enabling technologies for the monolithic integration of semiconductor lasers and waveguide optical isolators. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 6-11 May 2007, Baltimore, USA. IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., USA, pp. 530-531. ISBN 9781557528346

Conference Proceedings

Hutchings, D.C., and Holmes, B.M. (2011) Quasi-phased matching magneto-optical waveguides. In: Symposium on Integrated Nonreciprocal Photonics - Materials, Phenomena and Devices in MRS Fall Meeting, 29 Nov-3 Dec 2010, Boston, MA, USA.

Hutchings, D., Younis, U., Holmes, B., Wagner, S.J., Helmy, A.S., and Aitchison, J.S. (2010) Developing integrated oOptical fFrequency convertors and generators on a semiconductor chip. In: Photonics North, 1-3 June 2010, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.

Wagner, S.J., Chaitanya Kumar, S., Kokabee, O., Holmes, B., Younis, U., Ebrahim Zadeh, M., Hutchings, D., Helmy, A.S., and Aitchison, J.S. (2010) Performance and limitations of quasi-phase matching semiconductor waveguides with picosecond pulses. In: Photonics North, 1-3 June 2010, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.

Wagner, S.J., Sigal, I., Helmy, A.S., Aitchison, J.S., Younis, U., Holmes, B., and Hutchings, D. (2010) Difference frequency generation in domain-disordered quasi-phase-matched semiconductor waveguides. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/QELS 2010), 16-21 May 2010, San Jose, CA, USA.

Aitchison, J.S., Wagner, S.J, Helmy, A.S., Holmes, B.M., Younis, U., and Hutchings, D. (2009) Nonlinear Superlattice Waveguides. In: Photonics North, 24-27 May 2009, Quebec City, Canada.

Holmes, B.M., Younis, U., Hutchings, D.C., Wagner, S.J., Helmy, A.S., and Aitchison, J.S. (2009) Type-II quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation in domain-disordered semiconductor waveguides. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/QELS 2009), 31 May - 5 June 2009, Baltimore, USA.

Younis, U., Holmes, B., and Hutchings, D. (2009) Experiments toward the integrated OPO through periodic X(2) modulation. In: Mini-Symposium on Periodically-Modulated and Artificially Hetero-Structured Devices, 18-21 May 2009, Grasmere, UK.

Younis, U., Holmes, B., Hutchings, D., Wagner, S.J., Helmy, A.S., and Aitchison, J.S. (2009) Optical frequency generation and conversion in domain-disordered quasi-phase-matched semiconductor waveguides. In: Nonlinear Photonics in Micro- and Nanostructure, 10th Dec 2009, Institute of Physics, London, UK.

Bregenzer, J.J., McMaster, S., Sorel, M., Holmes, B.M., and Hutchings, D.C. (2008) Polarisation mode converter monolithically integrated within a semiconductor laser. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), May 4, 2008, San Jose, California.

Wagner, S.J., Helmy, A.S., Aitchison, J.S., Younis, U., Holmes, B.M., and Hutchings, D.C. (2008) Control of the third-order nonlinearities in a GaAs/AlGaAs superlattice by ion implantation quantum well intermixing. In: Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science. CLEO/QELS 2008, 4-9 May 2008, San Jose, CA.

Zaezjev, M.V., Sekhar, M.C., Ferrera, M., Razzari, L., Pignolet, A., Morandotti, R., Holmes, B.M., Sorel, M., and Hutchings, D.C. (2008) Effect of the foreign phases on the crystallization and growth of magnetooptic garnets films. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), 4 May 2008, San Jose, California.

Holmes, BM, and Hutchings, DC (2006) Demonstration of enabling technologies for the monlithic integration of semiconductor lasers and waveguide optical isolators. In: Photon 2006, Manchester, UK.

Holmes, BM, and Hutchings, DC (2006) High efficiency and low loss fully integrated passive waveguide mode converters. In: CLEO 2006 - Conference on lasers and electro-optics, California, USA.

Holmes, BM, and Hutchings, DC (2006) Monolithically intergrated magneto-optic devices. In: LEOS Annual Meeting 2006, Montreal, Canada.

Holmes, BM, and Hutchings, DC (2006) Quasi-phased-matched polarisation rotation in III-V waveguides incorporating magneto-optic claddings. In: CLEO 2006 - Conference on lasers and electro-optics, California, USA.

Scrutton, P, Sorel, M, Hutchings, DC, Aitchison, JS, and Helmy, AS (2006) Interface Raman Modes to study compositional intermixing in GaAs/AlAs superlattices. In: LEOS Annual Meeting 2006, Montreal, Canada.

Wagner, SJ, Meier, J, Helmy, AS, Aitchison, JS, Modotto, D, Sorel, M, and Hutchings, DC (2006) Cross-phase modulation in GaAs/AlAs superlattice-core waveguides below the half bandgap. In: LEOS Annual Meeting 2006, Montreal, Canada.

Wagner, SJ, Meier, J, Helmy, AS, Aitchison, JS, Modotto, D, Sorel, M, and Hutchings, DC (2006) Polarisation dependent non-linear refraction in GaAs/AlGaAs superlattice waveguides. In: Frontiers in Optics, Rochester, USA.

Zaezjev, M, Chandra,Sekhar,, M, Ferrera, M, Razzari, L, Ross, G, Holmes, BM, Sorel, M, and Hutchings, DC (2006) Magneto-optic iron garnet thin films for integrated optical applications. In: Photonics North, Quebec City, Canada.

Holmes, BM, Bregenzer, JJ, and Hutchings, DC (2005) Novel fabrication techniques for the realisation of passive waveguide polarisation converters. In: 2005 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics (Cleo), Vols 1-3.

Holmes, BM, and Hutchings, DC (2005) Demonstration of novel enabling technologies necessary for the realisation of a monolithically integrated laser and optical isolator. In: European Semiconductor Laser Workshop, Glasgow, UK.

Hutchings, DC (2005) Nonlinear effects in photonic devices. In: The Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations Student Network (CIPI-S) and The Nortel Institute for Telecommunications, Toronto, Canada.

Bregenzer, JJ, Holmes, B, Sorel, M, and Hutchings, DC (2004) Realization of a single-section passive polarization converter using a single-step etch process. In: 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Laser and Electro-optics society : LEOS 2004, Puerto Rico, USA.

Holmes, B, Hutchings, DC, and Bregenzer, JJ (2004) Experiments towards the realisation of a monolithically-integrated optical isolator incorporating quasi-phase matched magneto-optical effects. In: MRS Fall Meeting : Materials research society, Boston, USA.

Hutchings, DC (2004) Quasi-phase-matching in semiconductor waveguides by the spatial modulation of chi(2) using intermixing. In: ICMS Workshop, Edinburgh, UK.

Hutchings, DC (2004) Semiconductor superlattice waveguides : a universal testbed for nonlinear guided waves. In: Nonlinear guided waves and their application - NLGW, Toronto, Canada.

Hutchings, DC, Holmes, B, and Bregenzer, JJ (2004) Single etch step fabrication of passive waveguide mode converters. In: Photon 2004, Glasgow, UK.

Hutchings, DC, Sorel, M, Zeaiter, K, Zilkie, AJ, Leesti, B, Saher-Helmy, A, Smith, PWE, and Aitchison, JS (2004) Quasi-phased-matched second harmonic generation with picosecond pulses in GaAs/AlAs superlattice waveguides. In: Nonlinear guided waves and their application - NLGW, Toronto, Canada.

Zilkie, AJ, Morandotti, R, Smith, PWE, Aitchison, JS, Hinzer, K, Knight, G, White, K, and Hutchings, DC (2004) Measurement of two-photon absorption in AlGaInAs strained-layer multiple-quantum-well devices at communications wavelengths. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics 2004 - CLEO 2004, San Francisco.

Hutchings, DC (2003) Quasi-phase-matching frequency conversion processes in semiconductor waveguides using intermixing. In: Photonics North, Montreal, Canada.

Hutchings, DC (2003) Theory of ultrafast nonlinear refraction in semiconductor heterostructures. In: Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, Baltimore, USA.

Hutchings, DC (2003) Theory of ultrafast nonlinear refraction in semiconductor heterostructures. In: LEOS 2003- 16th Annual meeting, Tuscon, AZ, USA.

Rao, SV, Moutzouris, K, Ebrahimzadeh, M, Gwilliam, RM, Zeaiter, K, and Hutchings, DC (2003) Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation in a GaAs/AlAs superlattice waveguide using ion-implanted induced inetrmixing. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics - Europe, Munich, Germany.

Arnold, JM, and Hutchings, DC (2002) Quasi-phase-matching second-order nonlinear optics by quantum-well uperlattice intermixing. In: North American Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Hutchings, DC (2002) Integrated magneto-optical systems. In: New opportunities at the interface between photonics and magnetism, London, UK.

Hutchings, DC (2002) Symmetry properties of in semiconductor heterostructure waveguides. In: Nonlinear guided waves and their applications, Stresa, Italy.

Zeaiter, K, Hutchings, DC, Moutzouris, SV, Rao, SV, and Ebrahimzadeh, M (2002) Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation in a GaAs/AlAs superlattice waveguide. In: Laser and Electro optical society annual general meeting 2002, Glasgow, UK.

Zeaiter, K, Kleckner, TC, Aitchison, JS, and Hutchings, DC (2002) Charaterisation and process evolution of quasi-phasematched semiconductor superlattice waveguides using intermixing. In: Nonlinear guided waves and their applications, Stresa, Italy.

Zeaiter, K, Kleckner, TC, Saher,Helmy,, A, Aitchison, JS, and Hutchings, DC (2002) Quasi-phase matching in semiconductor waveguides using quantum well intermixing. In: 26th International conference on the Physics of semiconductors, Edinburgh, UK.

Bubke, K, Hutchings, DC, and Peschel, U (2001) Mixed polarization optical rectification in semiconductor waveguides. In: Nonlinear guided waves and their applications, Clearwater, Florida.

Bubke, K, Hutchings, DC, and Peschel, U (2001) Modulation instability in optical microwave interaction. In: LEOS Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA.

Bubke, K, Peschel, U, Lederer, F, and Hutchings, DC (2001) Internal modes of solitary waves in optical microwave. In: Quantum Electronics and Photonics 5, Glasgow.

Hutchings, DC, and Kleckner, TC (2001) Quasi-phase matching in semiconductor waveguides using intermixing. In: Nonlinear guided waves and their applications, Clearwater, Florida, USA.

Wallace, I, Hutchings, DC, Arnold, JM, Cowen, JA, Oppo, G, and Masoudi, HM (2001) Method with gain for transverse mode in a semiconductor laser. In: CLEO Europe, Munich, germany.

Wallace, I, Hutchings, DC, Arnold, JM, Cowen, JA, Oppo, G, and Masoudi, HM (2001) Multiple transverse modes in semiconductor lasers with saturable gain. In: Smith Institute Faraday Workshop on dynamic in-stabilities in lasers, Kinlochard.

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Current Research Students

Ms. Cui Zhang, Integrated waveguide optical isolators

 

Prospective Research Students

The following projects are currently available for study towards a PhD

Development of an on-chip correlated photon source for quantum technologies

The Minister for Universities and Science has recently announced that the UK government will be investing in Quantum Technologies. A key requirement for a number of proposed applications, particularly in Quantum Communication, is an entangled photon source at optical communication wavelengths.

This project, to develop an on-chip source on a III-V semiconductor chip, builds on a previous collaborative project with the University of Toronto and addresses an emerging demand for low-cost, compact and flexible optical sources in the near- and mid-infrared wavelength regions. The principal advantage of the quasi-phase-matching frequency conversion approach utilised here is that the wavelength to be generated is not fixed by the bandgap of the semiconductor at the wafer growth stage, but is instead determined by lithography in the post-growth processing. We have recently demonstrated an externally-pumped continuous-wave correlated photon source in AlGaAs superlattice waveguides with a high coincidence-to-accidental ratio, and a high brightness [Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 251115 (2013)].

The III-V semiconductor platform facilitates the monolithic integration of on-chip pump lasers. The concept of vertical integration will be explored, where a wafer is designed with multiple-layers so that the guided mode is evanescently coupled to separate gain layers. This will avoid the design compromise of having the laser and nonlinear functions in the same layers that we previously studied.

Integration of ferroelectric claddings with semiconductor optical waveguides

Photonic integration has proved technically successful in developing techniques for combining multiple optical devices onto a single chip with the benefits of added functionality, and reduction in costs, arising from the replacement of manual assembly and alignment of individual components with lithographic techniques. An emerging technique for enhancing photonic integration is to combine two or more material systems, utilising the optimal properties of each of them. This project concerns the study of integration of heterogeneous optical materials to provide added functionality in optical waveguide devices. In particular, the incorporation of a ferroelectric oxide as a cladding on a semiconductor has the potential to facilitate (1) the development of dynamically reconfigurable photonic integrated circuits, (2) the development of high-speed optical modulators based on the large electro-optic effect available in ferroelectric materials, and (3) the investigation of a new method of periodic poling to provide quasi-phase-matching as a means for optical frequency conversion.

This project will involve the design and simulation of devices, materials growth and characterisation, the lithography and micro-fabrication of optoelectronic devices, and the characterisation of devices. It will take advantage of a new funded research collaboration between the Universities of Glasgow and Minnesota. Such devices would have applications within the areas of optical telecommunications and optical sensing.

High fidelity simulation of optoelectronic integrated circuits

The nanofabrication facilities at the University of Glasgow allow the Optoelectronics research to be at the forefront of the fields of III-V and silicon optoelectronic integration and applications in nonlinear optics. An essential element of such research programmes are the aspects of simulation, device design and optimisation. This project will entail a close collaboration with fabrication and characterisation efforts to not only provide a simulation capability for current experimental projects, but also to inform device design and to provide an initial exploration of future research programmes.

This PhD project will involve the development of computational simulation methods for application to semiconductor optoelectronic integrated circuits. Such integrated optical circuits have applications in optical telecommunications, or in optical sensing. Example techniques are the finite-difference-time-domain method, or the time-domain beam propagation method. Such techniques are beginning to be widely adopted, but they do have limitations. One particular challenge will be to incorporate phenomenon into a time-domain description that are normally described within a frequency domain, such as optical nonlinearities for optical frequency conversion, or a non-idealised optical dispersion. Another is the memory requirements for practical devices where fine discretisation is normally required to obtain the required sub-wavelength resolution.

The novel approach undertaken here will involve the development of a bandwidth-limited time-domain technique which will allow physical dispersion and nonlinearities to be incorporated. Such bandwidth-limitations correspond to physical reality of semiconductor optoelectronic devices anyway and so is not a fundamental issue. It will also potentially allow a coarser grid to be employed as the sub-wavelength resolution is no longer a fundamental requirement for the simulation methodology.

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