Research Interests: Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, and Si photonicsJob Interests: Academic, Industry R&D
Tae Joon Seok has been a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley since 2013. His research interests include optoelectronics, nanophotonics, plasmonics, and silicon photonics. He has published more than 30 papers in leading technical journals and conferences, and holds one U.S. patent.
Dr. Seok is a member of the Optical Society (OSA), and he received the Tingye Li Innovation Prize from OSA in 2015. He also won the Bronze Medal of 2015 Collegiate Inventors Competition sponsored by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Dr. Seok received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, in 2012.
Large-scale Silicon Photonic MEMS Switch with Sub-Microsecond Response Time [BPN751]
We developed a new architecture suitable for building a large-scale optical switch with fast response time. We have demonstrated switches with a scale of 64x64 and speed of sub- microsecond using our new architecture. The switch architecture consists of an optical crossbar network with MEMS-actuated couplers and is implemented on a silicon photonics platform. Thanks to high integration density of the silicon photonics platform, we could integrate 64x64 switch on an area less than 1cm x 1cm. To our knowledge this is the largest monolithic switch, and the largest silicon photonic integrated circuit, reported to date. The passive matrix architecture of our switch is fundamentally more scalable than that of multistage switches. We believe that our switch architecture can be scaled-up to larger than 200x200.