Nonlinear Photonics

Within this line of research, we explore complex phenomena in photonics,filling the gap between Modern Photonic Sources and Functional Complex Systems. Our Nonlinear Photonics Lab, working alongside a strong theoretical team, aims to gain an in-depth understanding of complex phenomena and to provide novel solutions from communication to information processing, transferring knowledge to the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) domain.

We study nonlinear and spatio-temporal emission properties of semiconductor lasers, implement optical complex networks based on lasers, advance characterization techniques, and demonstrate the utility of optical complexity for information technologies including encryption and ultra-fast neuro-inspired photonic information processing.


Researchers

  • Pere Colet

    Pere Colet

  • Ingo Fischer

    Ingo Fischer

  • Damià Gomila

    Damià Gomila

  • Claudio Mirasso

    Claudio Mirasso

  • Roberta Zambrini

    Roberta Zambrini

  • Apostolos Argyris

    Apostolos Argyris

  • Miguel C. Soriano

    Miguel C. Soriano

  • André Röhm

    André Röhm

Recent and ongoing Research projects

POST-DIGITAL

POST-DIGITAL: Neuromorphic computing in photonic and other nonlinear media

P.I.: Ingo Fischer, Claudio Mirasso
POST-DIGITAL is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme POST-DIGITAL is committed to form a new generation of engineers and researchers, affording ...

ADOPD

Adaptive Optical Dendrites (IFISC-CSIC)

P.I.: Ingo Fischer
The increased demand for computation with low energy consumption requires entirely novel hardware concepts. In ADOPD we develop ultra-fast computational units based on optical-fiber technologies exploiting information processing principles used by neurons ...

ADOPD

Adaptive Optical Dendrites (IFISC-UIB)

P.I.: Claudio Mirasso
The increased demand for computation with low energy consumption requires entirely novel hardware concepts. In ADOPD we develop ultra-fast computational units based on optical-fiber technologies exploiting information processing principles used by neurons ...

EPheQuCS

Emergent phenomena and decoherence in quantum complex systems

P.I.: Roberta Zambrini
Impressive progress in isolating and manipulating single quantum systems and recent developments in secure communications, sensors, metrology and computation, based on quantum physics and information are at the basis of the envisaged ...

IDEA

Improving data DEcoding in optical communication networks All-optically using neuro-inspired photonic systems

P.I.: Miguel C. Soriano, Ingo Fischer, Claudio Mirasso
Novel technologies related to optical communications, sensing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence have been generating unique opportunities and potential to enhance our quality-of-life, and to provide new services for ...

Decaph

Dendrite-based Computation Applied to PHotonics systems

P.I.: Apostolos Argyris, Ingo Fischer, Claudio Mirasso
The DECAPH project addresses fundamental aspects of cognitive computing introducing a disruptive architecture that mimics in more detail the actual operations that are performed in the brain. By mimicking such neuron structures ...

QuaResC

Quantum machine learning using reservoir computing

P.I.: Miguel C. Soriano, Roberta Zambrini
The QuaResC project engages in a new collaboration UIB and CSIC researchers at IFISC with the objective to address an interdisciplinary topic between artificial intelligence and quantum physics: quantum machine learning using ...

Recent Publications

Developing a photonic hardware platform for brain-inspired computing based on 5 × 5 VCSEL arrays

Heuser, Tobias; Pflüger, Moritz; Fischer, Ingo; Lott, James A; Brunner, Daniel; Reitzenstein, Stephan
Journal of Physics: Photonics 2, 044002 (2020)

Accelerating photonic computing by bandwidth enhancement of a time-delay reservoir

Estébanez, Irene; Schwind, Janek; Fischer, Ingo; Argyris, Apostolos
Nanophotonics 9 (13), 20200184 (1-9) (2020)

Tunable topological charge vortex microlaser

Zhang,Zhifeng; Qiao, Xingdu; Midya, Bikashkali ; Liu, Kevin; Sun, Jingbo ; Wu, Tianwei ; Liu, Wenjing ; Agarwal, Ritesh ; Jornet, Josep Miquel; Longhi, Stefano; Litchinitser, Natalia M; Feng, Liang
Science 368, 760-763 (2020)

Non-Hermitian multimode interference

Longhi, Stefano; Feng, Liang
Optics Letters 45, 1962-1965 (2020)

Discrete diffraction and Bloch oscillations in non-Hermitian frequency lattices induced by complex photonic gauge fields

Qin,Chengzhi; Wang ,Chengzhi; Wong, Zi Jing; Longhi, Stefano; Lu, Peixiang
Physical Review B 111, 064303 (1-14) (2020)

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