Frédéric Grillot nominated to the University of New Mexico STC.UMN Innovation Awards

STC’s Innovation Awards recognizes the accomplishments of UNM inventors who have received issued U.S. patents, trademarks, and registered copyrights within the past year. Between March 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020, 57 UNM inventors received issued U.S. patents for 54 technologies.

During an online ceremony on April 28th, Frédéric Grillot, Full Professor at Télécom Paris (LTCI Lab, GTO Team), Research Professor at UNM and member of the Center for High Technology Materials, was nominated for his patent “Light-Emitting Device Having III-V Semiconductor Gain Section Coupled to Whistle-Geometry Tunable Filter” issued June 2019 together with Marek Osiński, also an UNM Professor.

The invention deals with a novel hybrid III-V on silicon single mode laser that is supported by the use of micro-rings coupled to silicon waveguides. Such a high performance laser opens the way to the production of low-cost photonic transmitters compatible with large-size manufacturing. Applications include but are not limited to metropolitan, access, and data center optical networks, high performance computing, and optical interconnects.

The University of New Mexico has a long tradition of excellence in optics, which makes this award even more remarkable.