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Dr. Winnie Ye, P.Eng., SMIEEE
Canada Research Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Electronics
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
Tel: (613) 520 2600 x8395
Fax: (613) 520 5708
winnie_ye AT carleton.ca

Positions Available!
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Refereed Journal Publications: [See the full list here.]

  1. S. Li, N. G. Tarr and W. N. Ye, "Optical Loss Evaluation of Metal Thin Layers on Low Loss SOI Waveguide," Submitted to Optics Express, Aug 2017.
  2. D. Gostimirovic and W. N. Ye, "Ultracompact CMOS-compatible optical logic using carrier depletion in microdisk resonators," Accepted by Scientific Reports, Sept 2017.
  3. O. Marsh, Y. Xiong and W. N. Ye, "Slot Waveguide Ring Assisted Mach Zehnder for Sensing Applications," IEEE Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., 23(2), 8200404, March 2017.
  4. Y. Sun, Y. Xiong and W. N. Ye, “Experimental demonstration of a two-mode (de)multiplexer based on a taper-etched directional coupler,” Optics Letters, 41(16), pp. 3743-3746, Jul 2016.
  5. M. Papes, P. Cheben, W. N. Ye, J. H. Schmid, D.-X. Xu, S. Janz, D. Benedikovic, C. A. Ramos, R. Halir, A. Ortega-Monux, A. Delage and V. Vasinek, “Fiber-Chip Edge Coupler with Large Mode Size for Silicon Photonic Wire Waveguides,” Opt. Exp., 24(5), pp. pp. 5026-5038, 2016.
  6. Y. Sun, Y. Xiong and W. N. Ye, “Compact SOI Polarization Rotator using Asymmetric Periodic Loaded Waveguides,” Photonics Journal, IEEE, 8(1), Feb. 2016.
  7. Y. Xiong, D.-X. Xu, J. H. Schmid, P. Cheben, and W. N. Ye, “High extinction ratio and broadband silicon TE-pass polarizer using subwavelength grating index engineering,” Photonics Journal, IEEE, 7(5), pp. 1-7, Oct 2015.
  8. Y. Xiong, J. G. Wanguemert-Perez, D.-X. Xu, J. H. Schmid, P. Cheben, and W. N. Ye, "Polarization splitter and rotator with subwavelength grating for enhanced fabrication tolerance," Opt. Lett., 39(24), pp. 6931-6934, 2014.
  9. S. Abdul-Majid, I. Hasan, R. Maldonado-Basilio, T. J. Hall, and W. N. Ye, ?Performance analysis of a photonic integrated interferometer circuit based on silicon-on-insulator,? Opt Quant Electron, DOI 10.1007/s11082-014-0063-4, pp.1-7, Springer 2014.
  10. Y. Xiong, D.-X. Xu, J. H. Schmid, P. Cheben, S. Janz, and W. N. Ye, "CMOS-compatible robust and broadband polarization splitter and rotator based on a taper-etched directional coupler," Opt. Exp., 22 (14), pp. 17458-17465, 2014.
  11. R. Veenkamp and W. N. Ye, "Plasmonic metal nanocubes for broadband photocurrent enhancement in thin-film a-Si solar cells", J. Appl. Phys., 115, 124317 p.1-8, Apr 2014.
  12. T. Tut, Y. Dan, P. Duane, W. N. Ye, F. Degirmenci, Y. Yu, M. Wober, K. B. Crozier, "Silicon photodetectors integrated with vertical silicon nitride waveguides as image sensor pixels: fabrication and charac-terization," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B, 32, 031201 p.1-8, 2014.
  13. Y. Xiong, D.-X. Xu, J. H. Schmid, P. Cheben, S. Janz, and W. N. Ye, "Robust silicon waveguide polarization rotator with an amorphous silicon overlayer," IEEE Photon. J., 6(2), 2200308, Apr 2014.
  14. B. A. Dorin and W. N. Ye, "Two-mode division multiplexing in a silicon-on-insulator ring resonator," Opt. Exp., 22 (4), pp.4547-4558, 2014.
  15. B. A. Dorin and W. N. Ye, "Conditions for Single-Mode and Birefringence-Free Ultrasmall SOI Rib Waveguides at 1310 nm," IEEE J. Lightw. Technol., pp. 3420 - 3424, Sep 2013.
  16. W. N. Ye and Y. Xiong, "Review on Silicon Photonics: History and Recent Advances," J. Mod. Opt., 60 (14), pp. 1299-1320, 2013.
  17. Y. Xiong and W. N. Ye, "Silicon MMI-coupled slotted conventional and MZI racetrack microring resonators," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., 25 (19), pp. 1185-1888, 2013.
  18. Y. Xiong and W. N. Ye, "Impact of LOCOS techniques on photonic wire waveguides," Appl. Opt., 51 (32), pp. 7788-7793, 2012.
  19. Y. Xiong and W. N. Ye, "Silicon-based all-optical Ring-assisted Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Switch of a Single Wavelength," Appl. Opt., 51 (29), pp. 7090-7093, 2012.
  20. M. Ibrahim, J. H. Schmid, A. Aleali, P. Cheben, J. Lapointe, S. Janz, P. J. Bock, A. Densmore, B. Lamontagne, R. Ma, D.-X. Xu, and W. N. Ye, "Athermal silicon waveguides with bridged subwavelength gratings for TE and TM polarizations," Opt. Exp., 20 (16), pp. 18356-18361, 2012.
  21. T. Smy, P. Gunupudi, S. McGarry and W. N. Ye, "Circuit-level Transient Simulation of Configurable Ring Resonators using Physical Models," J. Opt. Am. B, 28 (6), pp. 1534-1543, 2011.
  22. J. H. Schmid, M. Ibrahim, P. Cheben, J. Lapointe, S. Janz, P. J. Bock, A. Densmore, B. Lamontagne, R. Ma, W. N. Ye, and D.-X Xu, "Temperature-independent silicon subwavelength grating waveguides," Opt. Exp., 36 (11), pp. 2210-2212, 2011.
  23. W. N. Ye, P. Duane, M. Wober, K. B. Crozier, "Fabrication of high-aspect ratio lightpipes," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B, 29 (3), 031206, pp.1-5, 2011.
  24. V. Raghunathan, W. N. Ye, J. Hu, T. Izahara, J. Michel, L. C. Kimerling, "Achieving Athermal operation of Silicon waveguides: spectral, second order and footprint dependencies," Opt. Exp., 18 (17), pp.17631-17639 (2010).
  25. E. Schonbrun, W. N. Ye, and K. B. Crozier, "Scanning microscopy using a short-focal-length Fresnel zone plate," Opt. Lett. 34, pp. 2228-2230 (2009).
  26. W. N. Ye, J. Michel, and L. C. Kimerling, "Athermal high-index-contrast waveguide design," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., 20 (11), pp. 882-884, June 2008.
  27. D.-X. Xu, W. N. Ye, S. Janz, A. Delage, P. Cheben, B. Lamontagne, E. Post, and P. Waldron, "Stress induced effects for advanced polarization control in silicon photonics Components," Adv. in Opt. Technol., ID: 689715, pp. 1-10, June 2008 (invited).
  28. W. N. Ye, D.-X. Xu, S. Janz, P. Waldron, P. Cheben, and N. G. Tarr, "Novel Passive Broadband Stress-induced SOI Polarization Splitters," Opt. Lett., 32 (11), June 2007.
  29. S. Janz, P. Cheben, D. Dalacu, A. Delage, A. Densmore, B. Lamontagne, M.-J. Picard, E. Post, J. H. Schmid, P. Waldron, D.-X. Xu, K.-P. Yap, and W. N. Ye, "Microphotonic Elements for Integration on the Silicon-on-Insulator Waveguide Platform," IEEE J. Sel. Top. in Quantum Electron., 12 (6), pp. 1402-1415, 2006.
  30. S. Janz, P. Cheben, A. Delage, B. Lamontagne, M.-J. Picard, D.-X. Xu, K.P. Yap, W. N. Ye, "Microphotonics: Current Challenges and Applications," in Frontiers in Planar Lightwave Circuit Technology, S. Janz,J. Ctyroky, S. Tanev eds., 1-38, (Springer, Dordrecht, 2006)
  31. W. N. Ye, D.-X. Xu, S. Janz, P. Cheben, M.-J. Picard, B. Lamontagne, and N. G. Tarr, "Birefringence Control Using Stress Engineering for Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) Waveguides," IEEE J. Lightw. Technol., 23 (3), pp. 1308-1318, 2005.
  32. D.-X. Xu, P. Cheben, D. Dalacu, A. Delage, S. Janz, B. Lamontagne, M.-J. Picard, W. N. Ye, "Eliminating the birefringence in silicon-on-insulator ridge waveguides using the cladding stress," Opt. Lett., 29 (20), pp. 2384-2386, 2004.
  33. W. N. Ye, L. Brzozowski, E. H. Sargent, and D. Pelinovsky, "Stable all-optical limiting in nonlinear periodic structures III: non-solitonic pulse propagation," J. Opt. Soc. B, 20 (4), pp. 695-705, 2003; Virtual J. Ultrafast Science, 2 (4), 2003.


  1. B. A. Dorin and W. N. Ye,''System and Method for an Optical Coupler,'' US Patent#: US9445165B2, September 13, 2016.
  2. B. A. Dorin and W. N. Ye, ''System and method for an optical phase shifter,'' US Patent#: US8923660 B2, December 30, 2014.
  3. T. Tut, P. Duane, W. N. Ye, M. Wober, K. B. Crozier, ''Silicon nitride light pipes for image sensors,'' US Patent #: US8890271 B2, November 18, 2014.