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Dr Weiwei Zhang 

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Research fellow.

Silicon photonics design, fabrication and characterzaion. 

Weiwei Zhang joined the silicon photonics group from September 2017 as a research fellow, focusing on advanced silicon modulator design and fabrication. From 2013, he joined the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University Paris Sud (University Paris Saclay) for his Ph.D./Postdoc under ANR POSISLOT project (Erbium-doped material hybrid integration, on-chip optical amplifier), and CARTOON FP7 project (Carbon nanotube photonic devices on silicon). Previously, he received Master degree of nanoscience from École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (2013, now is École Normale Supérieure de Paris-Saclay, University Paris Saclay) and his B.S. from East China Normal University (Shanghai, 2012).

Research

Research interests

Silicon photonics device design and fabrication: electro-optic modulator,  photonic/plasmonic cavities, slow light, sensing.

Lithium niobate optoelectronics.

On-chip integrated nonlinear optics and erbium waveguide optical amplifiers.

Nanomaterial integration and photoluminescence characterization.

Teaching

Silicon photonics. Lab demonstrations.

Publications

Debnath, Kapil, Thomson, David, Zhang, Weiwei, Khokhar, Ali, Littlejohns, Callum, Byers, James, Mastronardi, Lorenzo, Husain, Muhammad, Gardes, Frederic, Reed, Graham and Saito, Shinichi (2017) Raw data for "High speed all-silicon carrier accumulation modulator based on a lateral MOS-capacitor". University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0305 [Dataset]

Debnath, Kapil, Thomson, David, Zhang, Weiwei, Khokhar, Ali, Littlejohns, Callum, Byers, James, Mastronardi, Lorenzo, Husain, Muhammad K, Ibukuro, Kouta, Gardes, Frederic, Reed, Graham and Saito, Shinichi (2018) All-silicon carrier accumulation modulator based on a lateral MOS-capacitor. Photonics Research, 6 (5), 373-379, [318121]. (doi:10.1364/PRJ.6.000373).

Zhang, Weiwei, Debnath, Kapil, Thomson, David, Khokhar, Ali, Littlejohns, Callum, Byers, James, Mastronardi, Lorenzo, Husain, Muhammad, Gardes, Frederic, Reed, Graham and Saito, Shinichi (2017) Raw data for "20Gbps silicon lateral MOS-Capacitor electro-optic modulator". University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0345 [Dataset]

Debnath, Kapil, Thomson, David, Zhang, Weiwei, Khokhar, Ali, Littlejohns, Callum, Byers, James, Mastronardi, Lorenzo, Husain, Muhammad K., Gardes, Frederic, Reed, Graham and Saito, Shinichi (2018) 20Gbps silicon lateral MOS-Capacitor electro-optic modulator. In CLEO: Science and Innovations, San Jose CA, 13-18 May 2018. OSA. pp. 1-2 . (doi:10.1364/CLEO_SI.2018.SM3B.5).

Thomson, David, Gardes, Frederic, Debnath, Kapil, Zhang, Weiwei, Li, Ke, Liu, Shenghao, Meng, Fanfan, Khokhar, Ali, Littlejohns, Callum, Byers, James, Mastronardi, Lorenzo, Husain, Muhammad, Saito, Shinichi, Chen, Xia, Milošević, Milan, Franz, Yohann, Runge, Antoine F.J., Mailis, Sakellaris, Peacock, Anna, Wilson, Peter and Reed, Graham (2018) Towards high speed and low power silicon photonic data links. In 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON). IEEE. 4 pp . (doi:10.1109/ICTON.2018.8473598).

Durán-Valdeiglesias, Elena, Zhang, Weiwei, Alonso-Ramos, Carlos, Serna, Samuel, Le Roux, Xavier, Marris-Morini, Delphine, Caselli, Niccolò, Biccari, Francesco, Gurioli, Massimo, Filoramo, Arianna, Cassan, Eric and Vivien, Laurent (2018) Tailoring carbon nanotubes optical properties through chirality-wise silicon ring resonators. Scientific Reports, 8 (1), 1-9, [11252]. (doi:10.1038/s41598-018-29300-1).

Cao, Wei, Hagan, David, Thomson, David J., Nedeljković, Miloš, Littlejohns, Callum G., Knights, Andy, Alam, Shaif Ul, Wang, Junjia, Gardes, Frederic, Zhang, Weiwei, Liu, Shenghao, Li, Ke, Rouifed, Mohamed Said, Xin, Guo, Wang, Wanjun, Wang, Hong, Reed, Graham T. and Mashanovich, Goran Z. (2018) High-speed silicon modulators for the 2 μm wavelength band. Optica, 5 (9), 1055-1062. (doi:10.1364/OPTICA.5.001055).

Cao, Wei, Hagan, David, Thomson, David, Nedeljkovic, Milos, Littlejohns, Callum G., Knights, Andy, Alam, Shaif-Ul, Wang, Junjia, Gardes, Frederic, Zhang, Weiwei, Liu, Shenghao, Li, Ke, Rouifed, Mohamed Saïd, Guo, Xin, Wang, Wanjun, Wang, Hong, Reed, Graham and Mashanovich, Goran (2018) Dataset for High-speed silicon modulators for the 2 μm wavelength band. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0467 [Dataset]

Li, Ke, Thomson, David, Liu, Shenghao, Meng, Fanfan, Shakoor, Abdul, Khokhar, Ali, Cao, Wei, Zhang, Weiwei, Wilson, Peter and Reed, Graham (2018) Co-design of electronics and photonics components for Silicon Photonics transmitters. In 44th European Conference on Optical Communication. OSA..

Rönn, John, Zhang, Weiwei, Autere, Anton, Leroux, Xavier, Pakarinen, Lasse, Alonso-Ramos, Carlos, Säynätjoki, Antti, Lipsanen, Harri, Vivien, Laurent, Cassan, Eric and Sun, Zhipei (2019) Ultra-high on-chip optical gain in erbium-based hybrid slot waveguides. Nature Communications, 10 (1), 1-9, [432]. (doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08369-w).

Du, H., Zhang, W., Littlejohns, C.G., Stanković, S., Yan, X., Tran, D.T., Sharp, G. J., Gardes, F.Y., Thomson, D.J., Sorel, M., Mashanovich, G.Z. and Reed, G.T. (2019) Ultra-sharp asymmetric Fano-like resonance spectrum on Si photonic platform. Optics Express, 27 (5), 7365-7372. (doi:10.1364/OE.27.007365).

Saito, Shinichi, Byers, James, Sotto, Moise, Sala Henri, Debnath, Kapil, Byers, James, Al-Attili, Abdelrahman, Tomita, Isao, Burt, Daniel, Husain, Muhammad K, Ibukuro, Kouta, Thomson, David, Zhang, Weiwei, Chen, Bigeng, Gardes, Frederic, Reed, Graham and Rutt, Harvey (2019) Novel Si photonic waveguides and applications to optical modulators. In 24th Microoptics Conference. 3 pp .

Zhang, Weiwei, Thomson, David, Khokhar, Ali, Littlejohns, Callum, Chen, Bigeng, Mashanovich, Goran, Gardes, Frederic, Saito, Shinichi, Reed, Graham, Cao, Wei, Li, Ke, Liu, Shenghao, Banakar, Mehdi, Debnath, Kapil, Byers, James, Reynolds, Scott, Reynolds, Jamie Dean, Ebert, Martin and Husain, Muhammad K (2020) Raw data for "High speed silicon capacitor modulators for TM polarization". University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D08881 [Dataset]

Zhang, Weiwei, Debnath, Kapil, Chen, Bigeng, Husain, Muhammad K, Khokhar, Ali, Liu, Shenghao, Byers, James, Cao, Wei, Ebert, Martin, Reynolds, Jamie Dean, Banakar, Mehdi, Littlejohns, Callum, Reynolds, Scott, Li, Ke, Gardes, Frederic, Mashanovich, Goran, Reed, Graham, Saito, Shinichi and Thomson, David (2019) High speed silicon capacitor modulators for TM polarisation. In 2019 IEEE 16th International Conference on Group IV Photonics (GFP). IEEE.. (doi:10.1109/GROUP4.2019.8925987).

Saito, Shinichi, Tomita, Isao, Sotto, Moise, Sala Henri, Debnath, Kapil, Byers, James, Al-Attili, Abdelrahman, Burt, Daniel, Husain, Muhammad K, Arimoto, Hideo, Ibukuro, Kouta, Charlton, Martin, Thomson, David, Zhang, Weiwei, Chen, Bigeng, Gardes, Frederic, Reed, Graham and Rutt, Harvey (2020) Si photonic waveguides with broken symmetries: applications to modulators and quantum simulations. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. (In Press)

Zhang, Weiwei, Duran-Valdeiglesias, Elena, Alonso-Ramos, Carlos, Serna, Samuel, Le Roux, Xavier, Vivien, Laurent and Cassan, Eric (2020) Integration of semiconducting carbon nanotubes within a silicon photonic molecule. IEEE Photonics Journal, 12 (1), [8952900]. (doi:10.1109/JPHOT.2020.2964647).

Li, Ke, Liu, Shenghao, Ruan, Xiaoke, Thomson, David, Hong, Yang, Yang, Fan, Zhang, Lei, Lacava, Cosimo, Meng, Fanfan, Zhang, Weiwei, Petropoulos, Periklis, Zhang, Fan and Reed, Graham (2020) Co-design of differential transimpedance amplifier and balanced photodetector for sub-pJ/bit silicon photonics receiver. Optics Express, 28 (9), 14038-14054. (doi:10.1364/OE.389889).

Cui, Xin, Zhang, Weiwei, Zhang, Jianhao, Le Roux, Xavier, Alonso-Ramos, Carlos, Vivien, Laurent, He, Jian-Jun and Cassan, Eric (2019) Tailoring mode splitting and degeneracy in silicon triply resonant nanobeam cavities. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 36 (5), 1267-1272. (doi:10.1364/JOSAB.36.001267).

Zhang, Weiwei, Ebert, Martin, Chen, Bigeng, Reynolds, Jamie Dean, Yan, Xingzhao, Du, Han, Banakar, Mehdi, Debnath, Kapil, Littlejohns, Callum, Saito, Shinichi and Thomson, David (2020) Raw data for Integration of low loss vertical slot waveguides on SOI photonic platforms for high efficiency carrier accumulation modulators. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1340 [Dataset]

Zhang, Weiwei, Debnath, Kapil, Chen, Bigeng, Li, Ke, Liu, Shenghao, Ebert, Martin, Reynolds, Jamie Dean, Khokhar, Ali Z, Littlejohns, Callum, Byers, James J, Husain, Muhammad K, Gardes, Frederic, Saito, Shinichi and Thomson, David (2021) Dataset for: High bandwidth capacitance efficient Silicon MOS modulator. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1257 [Dataset]

Zhang, Weiwei, Ebert, Martin, Chen, Bigeng, Reynolds, Jamie Dean, Yan, Xingzhao, Du, Han, Banakar, Mehdi, Tran, D.T., Debnath, Kapil, Littlejohns, Callum, Saito, Shinichi and Thomson, David (2020) Integration of low loss vertical slot waveguides on SOI photonic platforms for high efficiency carrier accumulation modulators. Optics Express, 28 (16), 23143-23153. (doi:10.1364/OE.397044).

Li, Ke (2020) Dataset for: Electronic-Photonic Convergence for Silicon Photonics Transmitters Beyond 100Gbit/s On-Off Keying. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1577 [Dataset]

Li, Ke, Liu, Shenghao, Thomson, David, Zhang, Weiwei, Yan, Xingzhao, Meng, Fanfan, Littlejohns, Callum, Du, Han, Banakar, Mehdi, Ebert, Martin, Cao, Wei, Chen, Bigeng, Tran, Denh, Shakoor, Abdul, Petropoulos, Periklis and Reed, Graham (2020) Electronic-photonic convergence for silicon photonics transmitters beyond 100 Gbps on-off keying. Optica, 7 (11), 1514-1516. (doi:10.1364/OPTICA.411122).

Littlejohns, Callum, Rowe, David, Du, Han, Li, Ke, Zhang, Weiwei, Cao, Wei, Dominguez Bucio, Thalia, Yan, Xingzhao, Banakar, Mehdi, Tran, Denh, Liu, Shenghao, Meng, Fanfan, Chen, Bigeng, Qi, Yanli, Chen, Xia, Nedeljkovic, Milos, Mastronardi, Lorenzo, Maharjan, Rijan, Bohora, Sanket, Dhakal, Ashim, Crowe, Iain, Khurana, Ankur, Balram, Krishna, Zagaglia, Luca, Floris, Francesco, O'Brien, Peter, Di Gaetano, Eugenio, Chong, Harold, Gardes, Frederic, Thomson, David, Mashanovich, Goran, Sorel, Marc and Reed, Graham (2021) Dataset for: CORNERSTONE’s silicon photonics rapid prototyping platforms: Current status and future outlook. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1638 [Dataset]

Littlejohns, Callum, Rowe, David, Du, Han, Li, Ke, Zhang, Weiwei, Cao, Wei, Domínguez Bucio, Thalia, Yan, Xingzhao, Banakar, Mehdi, Tran, Denh, Liu, Shenghao, Meng, Fanfan, Chen, Bigeng, Qi, Yanli, Chen, Xia, Nedeljković, Miloš, Mastronardi, Lorenzo, Maharjan, Rijan, Bohora, Sanket, Dhakal, Ashim, Crowe, Iain, Khurana, Ankur, Balram, Krishna, Zagaglia, Luca, Floris, Francesco, O'Brien, Peter, Di Gaetano, Eugenio, Chong, Harold, Gardes, Frederic, Thomson, David, Mashanovich, Goran, Sorel, Marc and Reed, Graham (2020) CORNERSTONE’s silicon photonics rapid prototyping platforms: current status and future outlook. Applied Sciences, 10 (22), 1-34, [8201]. (doi:10.3390/app10228201).

Zhang, Weiwei (2021) High bandwidth capacitance efficient Silicon MOS modulator. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 39 (1), 201-207, [9205993]. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2020.3026945).

Cao, Wei (2021) Dataset for High-speed silicon Michelson interferometer modulator and streamlined IMDD PAM-4 transmission of Mach-Zehnder modulators for the 2 μm wavelength band. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1685 [Dataset]

Cao, Wei, Liu, Shenghao, Littlejohns, Callum G., Thomson, David J., Nedeljković, Miloš, Zhang, Weiwei, Li, Ke, Banakar, Mehdi, Tran, Ying, Yan, Xingzhao, Du, Han, Ren, Zhengqi, Gardes, Frederic, Reed, Graham T. and Mashanovich, Goran Z. (2021) High-speed silicon Michelson interferometer modulator and streamlined IMDD PAM-4 transmission of Mach-Zehnder modulators for the 2 μm wavelength band. Optics Express, 29 (10), 14438-14451. (doi:10.1364/OE.418285).

Pant, Bharat (2021) Study into the spread of heat from thermo-optic silicon photonic elements. University of Southampton https://doi.org/10.5258/SOTON/D1750 [Dataset]

Du, Han, Zhang, Weiwei, Thomson, David, Littlejohns, Callum, Yan, Xingzhao, Banakar, Mehdi, Tran, Denh and Reed, Graham (2021) Dataset for 'A Si Optical Modulator based on Fano-like Resonance'. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1843 [Dataset]

Du, Han, Zhang, Weiwei, Cao, Wei, Thomson, David, Littlejohns, Callum, Yan, Xingzhao, Tran, Denh, Banakar, Mehdi and Reed, Graham (2021) A Si Optical Modulator based on Fano-like Resonance. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. (In Press)

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