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Dr. ir. Raphael Van Laer 

This person is working in this group since 2012.
Affiliation: Stanford University
Ginzton lab, Department of Applied Physics
E-mail: raphael.vanlaer@ugent.be
Research Area: Photon-phonon interaction at the nanoscale.
PhD Thesis: Raphael Van Laer, Interactie tussen licht en geluid in nanoschaal siliciumgolfgeleiders, Light-Sound Interaction in Nanoscale Silicon Waveguides, 5/2016
RaphaelVan Laer
Raphael Van Laer received a PhD in the Photonics Research Group at Ghent University-imec in 2016 and a MSc in Engineering Physics at Ghent University and KTH in 2011. He spent half a year in the Gaeta Group at Cornell University supported by a BAEF grant. He currently holds a basic research grant of the Flemish Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT), an FWO travel grant and a VOCATIO fellowship, continuing his research on photon-phonon coupling in the Ginzton lab at Stanford University in collaboration with the Photonics Research Group.

Specific Research Topics

Publications (23)

    International Journals

  1. R. Van Laer, C. J. Sarabalis, R. Baets, D. Van Thourhout, A. H. Safavi-Naeini, Thermal Brillouin noise observed in silicon optomechanical waveguide, Journal of Optics, 19(4), p.044002 (2017)  Download this Publication (587KB).
  2. R. Van Laer, R. Baets, D. Van Thourhout, Unifying Brillouin scattering and cavity optomechanics, Physical Review A, 93(5), p.1-15 (2016)  Download this Publication (388KB).
  3. B. Kuyken, F. Leo, S. Clemmen, U.D. Dave, R. Van Laer, T. Ideguchi, H. Zhao, X. Liu, J. Safioui, S. Coen, S.P. Gorza, S. Selvaraja, S. Massar, R.M. Osgood Jr, P. Verheyen, J. Van Campenhout, R. Baets, W.M.J. Green, G. Roelkens, Nonlinear optical interactions in silicon waveguides, Journal of nanophotonics (invited), (2016)  Download this Publication (1.2MB).
  4. C. Wolff, R. Van Laer, M. J. Steel, B. J. Eggleton, C. G. Poulton, Brillouin resonance broadening due to structural variations in nanoscale waveguides, New Journal of Physics (invited), 18(025006), (2016)  Download this Publication (1.8MB).
  5. R. Van Laer, A. Bazin, B. Kuyken, R. Baets, D. Van Thourhout, Net on-chip Brillouin gain based on suspended silicon nanowires, New Journal of Physics (invited), 17(115005), (2015)  Download this Publication (1.6MB).
  6. R. Van Laer, B. Kuyken, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Interaction between light and highly confined hypersound in a silicon photonic nanowire, Nature Photonics, 9(3), p.199-203 (2015)  Download this Publication (3.1MB).
  7. R. Van Laer, B. Kuyken, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Analysis of enhanced stimulated Brillouin scattering in silicon slot waveguides, Optics Letters, 39(5), p.1242-1245 (2014)  Download this Publication (582KB).
      International Conferences

    1. Y. Xing, A. Li, R. Van Laer, R. Baets, W. Bogaerts, Backscattering induced transmission noise and length dependent attenuation in silicon waveguides, 2016 IEEE Photonics Scociety Benelux Annual Symposium, Belgium, (2016)  Download this Publication (244KB).
    2. A. Li, Y. Xing, R. Van Laer, R. Baets, W. Bogaerts, Extreme Spectral Transmission Fluctuations in Silicon Nanowires Induced by Backscattering, IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics 2016, China, p.paper FB4 (2 pages) (2016)  Download this Publication (2.4MB).
    3. P. Tiebot, R. Van Laer, B. Kuyken, D. Van Thourhout, Silicon socket layer for highly tunable phonon-phonon coupling in integrated circuits , Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), (2016)  Download this Publication (831KB).
    4. Y. Xing, A. Li, R. Van Laer, R. Baets, W. Bogaerts, Backscatter Model for Nanoscale Silicon Waveguides , 24th International Workshop on Optical Wave & Waveguide Theory and Numerical Modelling (OWTNM 2016), Poland, p.paper OWTNM/O-18 (2016)  Download this Publication (615KB).
    5. A. Bazin, R. Van Laer, B. Kuyken, R. Baets, D. Van Thourhout, Net on-chip Brillouin continuous wave gain based on suspended silicon photonic nanowires , SPIE Photonic West 2016, United States, (2016)  Download this Publication (157KB).
    6. R. Van Laer, B. Kuyken, A. Bazin, R. Baets, D. Van Thourhout, Harnessing Photon-Phonon coupling in Integrated Optical Circuits, Frontiers in Optics (invited), United States, (2015)  Download this Publication (242KB).
    7. R. Van Laer, A. Bazin, B. Kuyken, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Towards silicon phononics: exploiting Brillouin scattering and cavity optomechanics in integrated circuits, Workshop on Optomechanics and Brillouin Scattering (WOMBAT) (invited), Australia, (2015).
    8. B. Kuyken, R. Van Laer, F. Leo, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, G. Roelkens, T. Ideguchi, S. Holzner, M. Yan, A. De Rossi,, F. Raineri,, W. Green, N. Picque, Nonlinear Optics on a Silicon Platform for Broadband Light Generation and Ultrafast Information Processing, The 20th Optoelectronic and Communications Conference (OECC2015), China, p.paper JThE.22 (2015)  Download this Publication (1.5MB).
    9. R. Van Laer, B. Kuyken, R. Baets, D. Van Thourhout, Unifying Brillouin scattering and cavity optomechanics in silicon photonic wires, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), United States, (2015)  Download this Publication (241KB).
    10. R. Van Laer, B. Kuyken, R. Baets, D. Van Thourhout, Brillouin scattering and optomechanics in silicon photonic nanowires, ITN-cQOM workshop , Switzerland, (2015)  Download this Publication (3.2MB).
    11. R. Van Laer, B. Kuyken, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Highly efficient light-sound interaction in silicon photonic nanowires, IEEE Photonics Society Benelux, Netherlands, (2014).
    12. R. Van Laer, B. Kuyken, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Observation of 4.4 dB Brillouin gain in a silicon photonic wire, IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), United States, p.558-559 (2014).
    13. R. Van Laer, B. Kuyken, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Demonstration of 4.4 dB on-off Brillouin gain in a silicon photonic wire, Nonlinear Photonics, Spain, p.JTu3A (2014).
    14. R. Van Laer, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Strong stimulated Brillouin scattering in an on-chip silicon slot waveguide, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), United States, (2013)  Download this Publication (113KB).
    15. R. Van Laer, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Brillouin scattering in silicon slot waveguides, ITN-cQOM workshop Diavolezza, Switzerland, (2013).
    16. R. Van Laer, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, An ultra-high frequency optomechanical oscillator, IEEE Photonics Society Benelux, Belgium, p.235-238 (2012)  Download this Publication (453KB).
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