Integrated and nonlinear photonics in thin film lithium niobate

An invited speaker presentation by Professor Katia Gallo, head of the Nonlinear and Quantum Photonics group at KTH – Royal Institute of Technology. Her activity spans theory, technology and experiments in nonlinear photonic crystals and integrated devices. She also leads the Quantum Communication program of the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology and the National Quantum Communication Infrastructure in Sweden.

Her research interests include nanotechnology, nonlinear optics and integrated photonics, ferroelectric material science, optical telecommunications and quantum photonics. She was the recipient of Fellowships from IEEE, EU Marie Curie, UK Leverhulme Trust and London Technology Network Fellowships and the Swedish Research Council for the discipline semiconductor physics, electronics, electrical engineering and photonics.

About the Nonlinear and Quantum Photonics Group at KTH – Royal Institute of Technology
We study coherent optical processes and nonlinear interactions in classical and quantum regimes and develop ferroelectric and photonic technologies for all-optical switching, communication and sensing.

Our research is both curiosity-driven and applied, with emphasis on multifunctional nanodevices and their interfacing with biological and quantum systems.

Our group is part of the Department of Applied Physics and of the Optical Quantum Sensing VR research environment. We are located at the AlbaNova University Center.
Our research brings together the fields of ferroelectric and photonic sciences. Using lithium niobate as a model system, we leverage the tools of nanotechnology and integrated optics to study the fundamental physics of interactions involving spontaneous polarisation and light in classical and quantum regimes, and explore their implications for information processing, optical sensing and actuation. Our activities cover the entire spectrum from modeling over fabrication to experiments.

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Katia Gallo is invited speaker at the 2024 edition of the European Conference on Integrated Optics.

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