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Ir. Tom Reep  (Doctoral Researcher)

This person is working in this group since 2021.
Affiliation: Ghent University - IMEC
Department of Information Technology
Address: Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 126
9052 Ghent
Belgium
Office: iGent, Office 130.006
E-mail: thomas.reep@ugent.be
LinkedIn: tom-reep-7b542772
Research Area: Graphene based mode-locked lasers
Promotors: Bart Kuyken and Dries Van Thourhout
TomReep
Tom Reep received his BSc and MSc in Electrical engineering at Eindhoven university of technology (TUe) in 2019 and 2021 respectively. During his master thesis he looked into widely tunable lasers for optical coherence tomography on the InP platform and did an internship at imecs life-science technology group looking at the use of silicon photonics for life-science applications.

Currently he is working on integrating graphene modulators into integrated mode-locked lasers using saturable absorption effects of 2D materials. Furthermore he is working on transfer-printing of amplifiers and III/V saturable absorbers on SiN and the SOI platform for heterogenous (mode-locked) laser applications.

Specific Research Topics

Publications (-1)

    International Journals

  1. G. Roelkens, J. Zhang, L. Bogaert, E. Soltanian, M. Billet, A. Uzun, B. Pan, Y. Liu, E. Delli, D. Wang, V. Bonito Oliva, L.Thi Ngoc Tran, X. Guo, H. Li, S. Qin, K. Akritidis, Y. Chen, Y. Xue, M. Niels, D. Maes, M. Kiewiet, T. Reep, T. Vanackere, T. Vandekerckhove, I. Luntadila Lufungula, J. De Witte, L. Reis, S. Poelman, Y. Tan, H. Deng, W. Bogaerts, G. Morthier, D. Van Thourhout, B. Kuyken, Present and future of micro-transfer printing for heterogeneous photonic integrated circuits, Applied Physics Letters - Photonics (invited), doi:10.1063/5.0181099 (2024)  Download this Publication (1.4MB).
  2. C. Wu, T. Reep, S. Brems, D. Yudistira, J. Van Campenhout, I. Asselberghs, C. Huyghebaert, M. Pantouvaki, Z. Wang, D. Van Thourhout, Graphene-based Silicon Photonic Electro-Absorption Modulators and Phase Modulators, (invited) publication in IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics,  (to be published).
  3. C. Wu, T. Reep, S. Brems, J. Jussot, V. Mootheri, J. Van Campenhout, C. Huyghebaert, M. Pantouvaki, Z. Wang, D. Van Thourhout, High-efficiency dual single layer graphene modulator integrated on slot waveguides, Optics Express, 31(22), p.36872-36882 doi:10.1364/OE.503140 (2023)  Download this Publication (3.5MB).
      International Conferences

    1. S. Poelman, T. Reep, A. Lebanov, X. Rottenberg, J. Kjellman, M. Billet, B. Kuyken, Heterogeneous III-V-On-Silicon-Nitride Mode-Locked Laser With Intra-Cavity Filter, accepted for publication in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim, South Korea,  (to be published).
    2. Y. Huang, T. Reep, H. Tsai, J. De Coster, S. Brems, I. Asselberghs, K. Tielrooij, D. Van Thourhout, C. Haffner, Demonstration of Graphene Waveguide Photodetector Based on Photothermoelectric Effect, accepted for publication in Optica Advanced Photonics Congress, Canada,  (to be published).
    3. T. Reep, M. Billet, D. Van Thourhout, B. Kuyken, Characterisation of a transfer-printed InP saturable absorber on a silicon platform, accepted for publication in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim, South Korea,  (to be published).
    4. T. Reep, C. Wu, Y. Huang, Y. Guo, C. Haffner, B. Kuyken, D. Van Thourhout, Enhancing modulation efficiency and reducing transmission penalty in double-layer graphene modulators through waveguide mode shifting, accepted for publication in Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Society Benelux Chapter, Belgium,  (to be published).
    5. T. Reep, C. Wu, S. Brems, D. Yudistira, J. Van Campenhout, M. Pantouvaki, D. Van Thourhout, B. Kuyken, Active and passive mode-locking of a laser using a graphene modulator on an SOI chip, IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), United States, p.paper ThB1.2 (2 pages) doi:10.1109/IPC57732.2023.10360780 (2023)  Download this Publication (1.1MB).
    6. T. Reep, C. Wu, Y. Huang, Y. Guo, C. Haffner, B. Kuyken, D. Van Thourhout, Transmission penalty optimization in a double-layer graphene slot modulator through mode-shifting, Graphene week, Sweden, (2023).
    7. Y. Guo, J.Han, D.Schaubroeck, T. Reep, X. Guo, A.G. Curto, D. Van Thourhout, Metasurface-enhanced waveguide-integrated graphene phototransistors, Graphene Week, Sweden, (2023)  Download this Publication (114KB).
    8. M. Billet, T. Vanackere, T. Vandekerckhove, M. Niels, L.N Reis, D. Maes, M. Kiewiet, K. Akritidis, S. Cuyvers, S. Poelman, T. Reep, V. Bonito Oliva, F. Leo, G. Roelkens, B. Kuyken, Filling the gap of silicon nitride photonic platform functionalities using micro-transfer printing, (invited) publication in Advanced Photonics Congress, South Korea,  (to be published)  Download this Publication (154KB).
    9. S. Cuyvers, S. Poelman, T. Reep, A. Hermans, C. Op de Beeck, G. Roelkens, M. Billet, B. Kuyken, III-V-on-Silicon-Nitride Mode-Locked Lasers, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, United States, p.paper SF1K.1 (2 pages) doi:10.1364/CLEO_SI.2023.SF1K.1 (2023)  Download this Publication (146KB).
    10. T. Reep, C. Wu, E. Vissers, S. Brems, D. Yudistira, J. Van Campenhout, M. Pantouvaki, D. Van Thourhout, B. Kuyken, An experimental demonstration of a passively mode-locked laser using an integrated graphene saturable absorber, IEEE Benelux Photonics Chapter - Annual Symposium 2022, Netherlands, p.197-200 (2022)  Download this Publication (2.7MB).
    11. T. Reep, C. Wu, Z. Wang, S. Brems, S. Clemmen, C. Huyghebaert, J. Van Campenhout, M. Pantouvaki, D. Van Thourhout, B. Kuyken, Saturable absorption of a double layer graphene modulator on a slot waveguide, IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), doi:10.1109/IPC53466.2022.9975477 (2022)  Download this Publication (1.1MB).
    12. M. Torreele, S. Cuyvers, T. Reep, K. Van Gasse, E. Bente, B. Kuyken, Hybrid modeling technique for on-chip extended cavity semiconductor mode-locked lasers, 28th International Semiconductor Laser Conference, Japan, p.paper TuP-37 (2 pages) (2022).
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