Nanoscale modal confinement is known to radically enhance the effect of intrinsic Kerr and Raman nonlinearities within nanophotonic silicon waveguides. By contrast, stimulated Brillouin-scattering nonlinearities, which involve coherent coupling between guided photon and phonon modes, are stifled in conventional nanophotonics, preventing the realization of a… (More)
We describe and experimentally demonstrate a method for active control of resonant modulators and filters in an integrated photonics platform. Variations in resonance frequency due to manufacturing processes and thermal fluctuations are corrected by way of balanced homodyne locking. The method is compact, insensitive to intensity fluctuations, minimally… (More)
Rapid progress in integrated photonics has fostered numerous chip-scale sensing, computing and signal processing technologies. However, many crucial filtering and signal delay operations are difficult to perform with all-optical devices. Unlike photons propagating at luminal speeds, GHz-acoustic phonons moving at slower velocities allow information to be… (More)
Resistive memories enable dramatic energy reductions for neural algorithms. We propose a general purpose neural architecture that can accelerate many different algorithms and determine the device properties that will be needed to run backpropagation on the neural architecture. To maintain high accuracy, the read noise standard deviation should be less than… (More)
—The significant computational costs of deploying neural networks in large-scale or resource constrained environments, such as data centers and mobile devices, has spurred interest in model compression, which can achieve a reduction in both arithmetic operations and storage memory. Several techniques have been proposed for reducing or compressing the… (More)
We present a robust method for control of resonant modulator wavelength that is integrated with an on-chip balanced detector. Experimental results demonstrate long-term locking with low bit error rate over greater than 55 Kelvin.
Transient responses of high-Q nano-optomechanical modes are characterized with Interleaved-ASOPS, where pump-induced transients are interrogated with multiple probe pulses. Temporal resolution increases linearly with probe-pulse-number beyond conventional ASOPS, achieving sub-ps resolution over μs durations.
We present the first time-domain measurement of a guided-wave nano-opto-mechanical system, resulting in the coherent excitation of multiple mechanical modes. We deconvolved the electronic and mechanical responses to observe the evolution of the coherent superposition.