Weiming Yao is a University Researcher in the Photonic Integration research group of Prof. Kevin Williams at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key field of expertise is in high-speed optical components, semiconductor lasers and high-density photonic integrated circuits (PICs).
Currently, he is working on ways to intimately connect photonic circuits with electronics and further improve on speed and density of PICs. A new field of interest is neuromorphic photonics, where he explores the possibilities of building neural networks in photonic circuits.
Photonic integrated circuits allow for high-density integration of energy-efficient and high-speed optical components. I want to explore new applications that benefit from this enabling technology.
Weiming Yao obtained a dual MSc degree in Photonic Networks Engineering from Aston University, UK, and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy, in 2012. His MSc thesis was on optical signal processing in fibre, performed at Osaka University, Japan. He then conducted his PhD research at TU/e, exploring high-capacity, high-density integrated optical transmitters, leading to the PhD degree in 2017. Since then, he has continued to work at TU/e on photonic integrated circuits as a researcher. He has a strong background in both photonic networks and devices with a particular focus on high-speed, high-density component integration and its connection to electronics.
A 6 x 30 Gb/s tunable transmitter PIC with low RF crosstalk from an open-access InP foundryIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (2019)
Monolithic 300 Gb/s parallel transmitter in InP based generic photonic integration technologyIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (2018)
Monolithically integrated 40 Gbit/s tunable transmitter in an experimental generic foundry process for large-scale integration(2016)
Performance degradation of integrated optical modulators due to electrical crosstalkJournal of Lightwave Technology (2016)
Experimental and numerical study of electrical crosstalk in photonic integrated circuitsJournal of Lightwave Technology (2015)