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Dr. Winnie Ye, P.Eng., FEIC, SMIEEE, Optica Senior Member
Canada Research Chair
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. R. Korcek, P. Cheben, W. Fraser, J. H. Schmid, W. N. Ye, and D. Benedikovic, “Low-loss grating couplers based on inter-layer beam engineering in hybrid silicon nitride photonic platform,” accepted by Optics Letters, June 2023, in press.
  2. C. Pérez-Armenta, K. K. MacKay, A. Hadij-ElHouati, A. Ortega-Moñux, I. Molina-Fernández, J. G. Wangüemert-Pérez, J. H. Schmid, P. Cheben, W. N. Ye, “Thermally induced sideband generation in silicon-on-insulator cladding modulated Bragg notch filters,” Optics Express, 31(13), pp.22225-22232, Jun 2023.
  3. W. Fraser and W. N. Ye, “Fresnel zone plate metalens with subwavelength gratings,” Sensors, 23(8), 4137, Apr 2023. (invited)
  4. S. Khajavi, D. Melati, P. Cheben, J. H. Schmid, C. A. Alonso Ramos, and Winnie N. Ye, "Highly efficient ultra-broad beam silicon nanophotonic antenna based on near-field phase engineering," Scientific Reports, 12(1), 18808, Nov 2022
  5. D. Benedikovic, Q. Liu, A. Sánchez-Postigo, T. Smy, A. Atieh, P. Cheben, and W. N. Ye, "Circular optical phased array with large steering range and high resolution," Sensors, 22, 16 (6135), (15 pages), Aug 2022.
  6. Q. Liu, D. Benedikovic, T. Smy, A. Atieh, P. Cheben, and W. N. Ye, “Circular Optical Phased Arrays with Radial Nano-Antennas,” Nanomaterials, 12, 1938 (11 pages), Jun 2022.
  7. K. K. MacKay, S. Wang, P. Cheben, and W. N. Ye "Subwavelength Grating Metamaterial Multimode Waveguide Bend for Single Etched Silicon Waveguide," Advanced Materials Technologies,2200038 (pp. 1-8), March 2022.
  8. P. Ginel-Moreno, A. Sánchez-Postigo, J. de-Oliva-Rubio, A. Hadij-ElHouati, W. N. Ye, J. G. Wangüemert-Pérez, Í. Molina-Fernández, J. H. Schmid, P. Cheben, and A. Ortega-Moñux, "Millimeter-long metamaterial surface-emitting antenna in silicon photonics platform," Optics Letters 46 (15) 3733-3736, July 2021.
  9. D. Pereira-Martin, J. M. Luque-Gonzalez, J. G. Wanguemert-Perez, A. Hadij-Elhouati, I. M.-Fernandez, P. Cheben, J. H. Schmid, S. Wang, W. N. Ye, J. Ctyroky, and A. Ortega-Monux, ''Complex spectral filters in silicon waveguides based on cladding-modulated Bragg gratings,'' Optics Express, 29(11), 15867-15881, May 2021.
  10. D. Gostimirovic, R. Soref, and W. N. Ye, ''Resonant bistable 2 x 2 crossbar switches using dual nanobeams clad with phase-change material,'' OSA Continuum 4(4), 1316-1325 (2021), May 2021.
  11. D. Gostimirovic and W. N. Ye, ''Ultralow-Power Double Vertical Junction Microdisk Modulators,'' IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 27(3), 1-7, May 2021.
  12. S. Khajavi, D. Melati, P. Cheben, J. H. Schmid, D.-X. Xu, and W. N. Ye, ''Compact and highly-efficient broadband surface grating antenna on a silicon platform,'' Optics Express, 29(5), pp.7003-7014. Feb 2021.
  13. D. Gostimirovic and W. N. Ye, ''A compact silicon-photonic mode-division (de)multiplexer using waveguide-wrapped microdisk resonators,'' Optics Letters, 46(2), 388-391, Jan 2021.
  14. P. Ginel-Moreno, D. Pereira-Martin, A. Hadij-Elhouati, W. N. Ye, D. Melati, D.-X. Xu, S. Janz, A. Ortega-Monux, G. Wanguemert-Perez, R. Halir, I. M.-Fernandez, J. H. Schmid, and P. Cheben, ''A highly efficient optical antenna with small beam divergence in silicon waveguides,'' Optics Letters 45(20), 5668-5671, Oct 2020.
  15. T. Hao, A. Sánchez-Postigo, P. Cheben, A. Ortega-Moñux, and W. N. Ye, ''Dual-Band Polarization-Independent Subwavelength Grating Coupler for Wavelength Demultiplexing'', IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 32(18), 1163-1166, Aug 2020.
  16. D. Gostimirovic, F. De Leonardis, R. Soref, V. N. Passaro, and W. N. Ye, ''Ultrafast electro-optical disk modulators for logic, communications, optical repeaters, and wavelength converters,'' Opt. Express 28(17), 24874-24888, Aug. 2020.
  17. W. N. Ye, M. Thipse, M. B. Mahdi, S. Azad, R. Odabashian, R. Davies, M. Ruel, M. A. Silver, L. Hakami, T. Mesana, F. Leenen, T. Mussivand, ''Can Heat Therapy Help Heart Failure Patients,'' Artificial Organs 2020;00:1-13, Feb 2020. (DOI: 10.1111/aor.13659)
  18. S. Li, N. G. Tarr and W. N. Ye, "JFET Integration in a Foundry SOI Photonics Platform'' Applied Science, 9 (19), 3964, pp. 1-8, Sept 2019. (invited)
  19. N. Kohli, M. Menard and W. N. Ye, ''Broadband and Polarization Insensitive Spot-size Converter for High Efficiency Coupling to Single Mode Fibers,'' OSA Continuum 2(18), 2428-2438, Aug 2019.
  20. V. Vakarin, W. N. Ye, J. M. Ramírez, Q. Liu, J. Frigerio, A. Ballabio, G. Isella, L. Vivien, C. Alonso-Ramos, P. Cheben, and D. Marris-Morini, ''Ultra-wideband Ge-rich Silicon Germanium mid-infrared polarization rotator with mode hybridization flattening,'' Optics Express 27, 9838-9847, March 2019.
  21. N. Purwaha, A. Atieh, W. N. Ye, ''Broadband and Polarization Flexible SOI Grating Coupler Based on Sub-Wavelength Gratings with Low Back Reflections,'' OSA Continuum 2, 1350-1357 (2019).
  22. S. Li, N. G. Tarr, P. Berini and W. N. Ye, ''Optical and electrical performance of Schottky diodes on low loss SOI waveguides,'' OSA Continuum 2, pp. 74-82, 2019.
  23. D. Gostimirovic and W. N. Ye, ''An Open-Source Artificial Neural Network Model for Polarization-Insensitive Silicon-on-Insulator Subwavelength Grating Couplers,'' IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 25 (3), Oct 2018 (invited).
  24. V. Vakarin, J. M. Ramírez, J. Frigerio, Q. Liu, A. Ballabio, X. Le Roux, C. Alonso-Ramos, G. Isella, P. Cheben, W. N. Ye, L. Vivien, D. Marris-Morini, ''Wideband Ge-rich SiGe polarization insensitive waveguides for mid-infrared free-space communications," Appl. Sci., 8 (1154), 11 pages, Jul 2018.
  25. D. Gostimirovic and W. N. Ye, "Ultracompact CMOS-compatible optical logic using carrier depletion in microdisk resonators," Scientific Reports, 7, 12603, Oct 2017.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Y. Sun, Y. Xiong and W. N. Ye, “Compact SOI Polarization Rotator using Asymmetric Periodic Loaded Waveguides,” Photonics Journal, IEEE, 8(1), Feb. 2016.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. W. N. Ye and Y. Xiong, "Review on Silicon Photonics: History and Recent Advances," J. Mod. Opt., 60 (14), pp. 1299-1320, 2013.
  40. 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.
  41. Y. Xiong and W. N. Ye, "Impact of LOCOS techniques on photonic wire waveguides," Appl. Opt., 51 (32), pp. 7788-7793, 2012.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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).
  48. W. N. Ye, Stress Engineering in Silicon-on-insulator Polarization Splitters, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010.
  49. 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).
  50. 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.
  51. 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).
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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)
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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. Am. B, 20 (4), pp. 695-705, 2003; Virtual J. Ultrafast Science, 2 (4), 2003.

Patents / Patent Applications

  1. D. Melati, D.-X. Xu, P. Cheben, J. H. Schmid, M. K. Dezfouli, Y. Grinberg, R. Cheriton, S. Janz, W. N. Ye, S. Khajavi, "Method for ultra-wideband and highly efficient surface grating in silicon photonics," US Patent Application #: WO 2022/013780 A1, Jan 20, 2022..
  2. P. Cheben, J. H. Schmid, P. Ginel-Moreno, D. Pereira-Martin, A. Hadij-Elhouati, W. N. Ye, D. Melati, D.-X. Xu, S. Janz, "Optical antenna in silicon waveguides," US Patent Application#: WO 2022/013779A1, July 14, 2021.
  3. N. Purwaha and W. N. Ye, "Broadband polarization independent grating coupler based on apodized subwavelength gratings," US Patent Application #: 62716461, August 9, 2018.
  4. B. A. Dorin and W. N. Ye,''System and Method for an Optical Coupler,'' US Patent#: US9445165B2, September 13, 2016.
  5. B. A. Dorin and W. N. Ye, ''System and method for an optical phase shifter,'' US Patent#: US8923660 B2, December 30, 2014.
  6. 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.
  7. W. N. Ye, K. B. Crozier, P. Duane, M Wober, "Fabrication of high aspect ratio features in a glass layer by etching," US Patent App. 12/472,271, December 2, 2010.