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Dr. ir. Martin Fiers 

This person worked in the group from 2008 till 2014.

Affiliation: Luceda
Fax: +32-9-264 3593
E-mail: Martin.Fiers@intec.UGent.be
Personal Homepage: http://www.caphesim.com
Research Area: Chalcogenides, Photonic Reservoir Computing, Complex Jacobi
PhD Thesis: Martin Fiers, Nanofotonische Reservoir Computing met fotonischekristalcaviteiten, Nanophotonic Reservoir Computing Using Photonic Crystal Cavities, 6/2013
Master Thesis: Martin Fiers, Modelling using the complex Jacobi method, 7/2008
MartinFiers
Martin Fiers completed his studies in engineering (electrical engineering) at Ghent University in 2008 and joined the department of information technology (INTEC) at the same university. He is a PhD student working on Photonic Reservoir Computing. His main interests are the modeling of nanophotonic components and reservoir computing.

Specific Research Topics

Publications (43)

    International Journals

  1. T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, Joni Dambre, P. Bienstman, Efficient simulation of optical nonlinear cavity circuits, Optical and Quantum Electronics, 47(6), p. 1471-1476 (2015)  Download this Publication (485KB).
  2. W. Bogaerts, M. Fiers, P. Dumon, Design Challenges in Silicon Photonics, J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., 20(4), p.1-8 (2014)  Download this Publication (363KB).
  3. W. Xie, M. Fiers, S. Selvaraja, P. Bienstman, J. Van Campenhout, Philippe Absil, D. Van Thourhout, High-Q Photonic Crystal Nanocavities on 300mm SOI Substrate Fabricated With 193 nm Immersion Lithography, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 32(18), p.1457 - 1462 (2014)  Download this Publication (415KB).
  4. K.T Vandoorne, P. Mechet, T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, G. Morthier, D. Verstraeten, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Experimental demonstration of a reservoir computing on a silicon photonics chip, Nature Communications, 5, p.1-6 (2014)  Download this Publication (632KB).
  5. M. Fiers, T. Van Vaerenbergh, F. Wyffels, D. Verstraeten, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Nanophotonic reservoir computing with photonic crystal cavities to generate periodic patterns, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 25(2), p.344 - 355 (2014)  Download this Publication (1.8MB).
  6. K. Alexander, T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, P. Mechet, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Excitability in optically injected microdisk lasers with phase controlled excitatory and inhibitory response, Optics Express, 21(22), p.26182-26191 (2013)  Download this Publication (1.3MB).
  7. M. Fiers, E. Lambert, S. Pathak, P. Dumon, B. Maes, P. Bienstman, W. Bogaerts, Improving the design cycle for nanophotonic components, Journal of Computational Science, 4(5), p.313-324 (2013)  Download this Publication (2.9MB).
  8. T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Simplified description of self-pulsation and excitability by thermal and free-carrier effects in semiconductor microcavities, Physical Review A, 86(6), p.063808 (2012)  Download this Publication (1.3MB).
  9. T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, P. Mechet, T. Spuesens, R. Kumar, G. Morthier, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Cascadable Excitability in microrings, Optics Express, 20(18), p.20292-20308 (2012)  Download this Publication (3.6MB).
  10. M. Fiers, T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. Caluwaerts, D. Vande Ginste, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Time-domain and frequency-domain modeling of nonlinear optical components on circuit-level using a node-based approach, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 29(5), p.896–900 (2012)  Download this Publication (482KB).
  11. E. Lambert, M. Fiers, S. Nizamov, M. Tassaert, S. G. Johnson, P. Bienstman, W. Bogaerts, Python bindings for the open source electromagnetic simulator MEEP., Computing in Science and Engineering, 13(3), p.53-65 (2011)  Download this Publication (1.3MB).
  12. B. Maes, M. Fiers, P. Bienstman, Self-pulsing and chaos in short chains of coupled nonlinear microcavities, Physical Review A, 80, p.033805 (2009)  Download this Publication (1.1MB).
    Book / Book Chapter

  1. M. Heins, C. Cone, J. Ferguson, R. Cao, J. Pond, J. Klein, T. Korthorst, A. Bakker, R. Stoffer, M. Fiers, A. Khanna, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, K. Nesmith, Design Flow Automation for Silicon Photonics: Challenges, Collaboration and Standardization, Silicon Photonics III - Systems and Applications (invited), 4, p.99-158 (2016)  Download this Publication (3.5MB).
    International Conferences

  1. W. Bogaerts, M. Fiers, M. Sivilotti, P. Dumon, The IPKISS photonic design framework, Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC 2016), United States, p.paper W1E.1 (3 pages) (2016)  Download this Publication (1.1MB).
  2. A. Ruocco, M. Fiers, M. Vanslembrouck, T. Van Vaerenbergh, W. Bogaerts, Multi-parameter extraction from SOI photonic integrated circuits using circuit simulation and evolutionary algorithms, Proc. SPIE, Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XVII, 9366, United States, p.936606 (2015)  Download this Publication (3.8MB).
  3. T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, An optical delayline based on excitable microrings, IEEE Photonics Conference, United States, p.118-119 (2014)  Download this Publication (447KB).
  4. T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Simulation of nonlinear optical resonator circuits, NUSOD 2014, Spain, p.103-104 (2014)  Download this Publication (1.6MB).
  5. T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. Alexander, M. Fiers, P. Mechet, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Cascadable excitability in optically injected microdisks, Proc. SPIE 9134, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics VI, 91341W, Belgium, (2014).
  6. T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Towards integrated optical spiking neural networks: delaying spikes on chip, Laser Dynamics and Nonlinear Photonics, 2013 Sixth "Rio De La Plata" Workshop on (invited), 1, Uruguay, p.9-12 (2013).
  7. P. Bienstman, K.T Vandoorne, T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, B. Schneider, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, Using silicon nanophotonics for digital and analog signal processing with reservoir computing, Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2013) (invited), Sweden, p.64 (2013)  Download this Publication (21KB).
  8. P. Bienstman, K.T Vandoorne, T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, B. Schneider, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, Using silicon nanophotonics for digital and analog signal processing with reservoir computing, Horizons de l'optique (invited), France, p.12 (2013)  Download this Publication (235KB).
  9. W. Bogaerts, Y. Li, S. Pathak, A. Ruocco, M. Fiers, A. Ribeiro, E. Lambert, P. Dumon, Integrated design for integrated photonics: from the physical to the circuit level and back , Proc. SPIE 8781, Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations (invited), Czech Republic, p.878102 (2013)  Download this Publication (2.2MB).
  10. W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, M. Fiers, A. Ribeiro, M. Vanslembrouck, Silicon photonics integrated design, Fiber Optics and Photonics 2012 (invited), India, p.M.2.B.1 (2012)  Download this Publication (2.2MB).
  11. T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, P. Mechet, T. Spuesens, R. Kumar, G. Morthier, K.T Vandoorne, B. Schneider, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Characterization of cascadable excitability in a silicon-on-insulator microring, Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Society Belenux Chapter, Belgium, p.119-122 (2012)  Download this Publication (471KB).
  12. W. Xie, M. Fiers, S. Selvaraja, J. Van Campenhout, P. Absil, D. Van Thourhout, High-Q photonic crystal nanocavities on 300 mm SOI substrate fabricated by 193 nm immersion lithography, Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Society Benelux Chapter, Belgium, p.183-186 (2012)  Download this Publication (439KB).
  13. T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, P. Mechet, T. Spuesens, R. Kumar, G. Morthier, K.T Vandoorne, B. Schneider, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Self-pulsation and excitability mechanism in silicon-on-insulator microrings , 2012 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP), China, p.ATh4B.5 (2012).
  14. P. Bienstman, K.T Vandoorne, T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, B. Schneider, D. Verstraete, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, Reservoir computing on nanophotonic chips, 2012 International symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA 2012), Spain, p.506-508 (2012)  Download this Publication (220KB).
  15. W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, E. Lambert, M. Fiers, S. Pathak, A. Ribeiro, IPKISS: A Parametric Design and Simulation Framework for Silicon Photonics, 9th International Conference on Group IV Photonics, United States, p.30-32 (2012)  Download this Publication (331KB).
  16. M. Fiers, K.T Vandoorne, T. Van Vaerenbergh, J. Dambre, B. Schrauwen, P. Bienstman, Optical Information Processing: Advances in Nanophotonic Reservoir Computing , International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (invited), United Kingdom, (2012)  Download this Publication (553KB).
  17. M. Fiers, T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. Caluwaerts, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, CAPHE: Time-domain and Frequency-domain Modeling of Nonlinear Optical Components, Advanced Photonics Congress, 2012 OSA, United States, p.paper IM2B.3 (2012)  Download this Publication (339KB).
  18. T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, K.T Vandoorne, B. Schneider, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Towards a photonic spiking neuron: excitability in a silicon-on-insulator microring., 2012 International symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications, Proceedings (NOLTA), Spain, p.767 - 770 (2012)  Download this Publication (1.4MB).
  19. K.T Vandoorne, T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, P. Bienstman, D. Verstraeten, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, Photonic reservoir computing and information processing with coupled semiconductor optical amplifiers, Fifth ‘RIO DE LA PLATA’ Workshop on Laser Dynamics and Nonlinear Photonics (invited), Uruguay, p.1-3 (2011)  Download this Publication (429KB).
  20. M. Fiers, T. Van Vaerenbergh, P. Dumon, K. Caluwaerts, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, CAPHE: a circuit-level time-domain and frequency-domain modeling tool for nonlinear optical components., 16th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, (2011)  Download this Publication (569KB).
  21. K.T Vandoorne, M. Fiers, T. Van Vaerenbergh, D. Verstraeten, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Advances in photonic reservoir computing on an integrated platform, International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) (invited), Sweden, p.Mo.B5.5 (2011)  Download this Publication (363KB).
  22. K.T Vandoorne, M. Fiers, D. Verstraeten, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Optical signal processing with a network of semiconductor optical amplifiers in the context of photonic reservoir computing, SPIE Photonics West - OPTO, 7942, United States, p.79420P (2011)  Download this Publication (841KB).
  23. E. Lambert, M. Fiers, W. Bogaerts, D. Vermeulen, P. Bienstman, A Python Software Framework for the Design of Photonic Integrated Circuits, EuroScipy 2010, France, (2010)  Download this Publication (1.3MB).
  24. K.T Vandoorne, M. Fiers, D. Verstraeten, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Photonic Reservoir Computing: a New Approach to Optical Information Processing, Workshop on "Cognitive and neural models for automated processing of speech and text" 2010 (CONAS), Belgium, (2010)  Download this Publication (97KB).
  25. K.T Vandoorne, M. Fiers, D. Verstraeten, B. Schrauwen, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Photonic Reservoir Computing: a New Approach to Optical Information Processing, International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 2010 (ICTON) (invited), Germany, p.Th.A4.3 (2010)  Download this Publication (274KB).
  26. P. Bienstman, K.T Vandoorne, M. Fiers, D. Verstraeten, J. Dambre, B. Schrauwen, Photonic reservoir computing as a new paradigm for optical information processing, Photonics North 2010 (invited), Canada, p.196 (paper PDS-2-1-4) (2010)  Download this Publication (254KB).
  27. M. Fiers, B. Maes, P. Bienstman, Dynamics of coupled cavities for optical reservoir computing, IEEE Photonics Benelux symposium, Belgium, p.129-132 (2009)  Download this Publication (229KB).
  28. B. Maes, M. Fiers, P. Bienstman, Self-pulsing and chaos in networks of nonlinear resonators, 18th International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS) (invited), Spain, p.345 (2009)  Download this Publication (793KB).
  29. B. Maes, M. Fiers, K. Huybrechts, G. Morthier, P. Bienstman, Dynamics and Instabilities in Series of Coupled Nonlinear Resonators, ICTON 2009 (invited), Portugal, p.We.C4.3 (2009)  Download this Publication (172KB).
      National Conferences

    1. T. Van Vaerenbergh, M. Fiers, K.T Vandoorne, J. Dambre, P. Bienstman, Photonic Reservoir Computing using thermal nonlinearities in microrings, 12th FEA PhD Symposium, (2011)  Download this Publication (147KB).
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