ICCT 2022 Invited Speaker

Wei Jiang, Nanjing University, China


Wei Jiang is Jiangsu Specially Appointed Professor in the department of quantum electronics and optical engineering, college of engineering and applied sciences at Nanjing University (NJU). He serves as an associate director of Optical Communications Systems & Network Engineering Research Center of Jiangsu Province, and associate director of Optical Communications Engineering Research Center of Nanjing University. Prior to working at NJU, he was an associated professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA. Prof. Jiang’s research interests include silicon photonics, photonic crystals, nanophotonics, and their applications in optical interconnects, optical communications, sensing, and optical computing. He proposed a waveguide superlattice and demonstrated high-density low-crosstalk waveguide integration with half-wavelength pitches, which have potential applications in high-density space division multiplexing, high-performance chip-scale optical interconnects, compact spectrometers, as well as optical phased arrays. Further theoretical and experimental efforts from his group recently demonstrated a half-wavelength pitch optical phased array based on a waveguide superlattice, with potential application in solid-state LIDARs and wireless optical communications. He contributed to the fundamental understanding of silicon electro-optic and thermo-optic devices, slow light, superprism effects, and photonic crystal interface properties, and is an inventor of the slot photonic crystal waveguide. In 2007, the first high-speed photonic crystal modulator was demonstrated on silicon through one of his research projects. He has served on IEEE Photonics Standards Committee, program committees for CLEO, IEEE Optical Interconnect Conference, SPIE Photonics West, and other international conferences, and was a guest editor for a special issue on Optical Interconnects for IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. He has also served as Chair of Photonics Chapter of IEEE Princeton and Central Jersey Section (PCJS).