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Michael Hochberg

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Position: Alumni (Graduate Researchers) Hochberg, Michael
Research Area: Nanophotonics
Location: Director, Coriant Advanced Technology Group

Michael Hochberg received his BS (Physics, 2002), his MS (Applied Physics, 2005) and his PhD (Applied Physics, 2006) from Caltech, and was awarded the Demetriades-Tsafka dissertation Prize in Nanotechnology as well as a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. As an undergraduate he received a merit-based fellowship from Caltech and he co-founded three companies, including Simulant and Luxtera. In 2007, he joined the faculty at the University of Washington where he received an Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigators Program award, as well as a 2009 Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE). He was later an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, as well as a faculty in a joint position at the National University of Singapore, with an attachment at the Institute for Microelectronics, A*Star, and director of OpSIS.  His work has been funded by Intel, AFOSR, DARPA, NSF, and Mentor Graphics, as well as numerous other companies and government agencies,  Currently, Dr. Hochberg is the Director of Strategy and Architecture at Coriant's Advanced Technology Group.


  • Takayesu, J., Hochberg, M., Baehr-Jones, T., Chan, E., Wang, G., Sullivan, P. A. et al. (2009). A Hybrid Electrooptic Microring Resonator-Based 1x4x1 ROADM for Wafer Scale Optical Interconnects. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 27(4), 440-448. [More] 
  • Baehr-Jones, T., Hochberg, M. & Scherer, A. (2008). All-Optical Modulation in a Silicon Waveguide Based on a Single-Photon Process. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 14(5), 1335-1342. [More] 
  • Baehr-Jones, T., Penkov, B., Huang, J., Sullivan, P. A., Davies, J., Takayesu, J. et al. (2008). Nonlinear Polymer-Clad Silicon Slot Waveguide Modulator with a Half Wave Voltage of 0.25 V. Applied Physics Letters, 92(16), 163303. [More] 
  • Baehr-Jones, T., Hochberg, M. & Scherer, A. (2008). Photodetection in Silicon Beyond the Band Edge with Surface States. Optics Express, 16(3), 1659-1668. [More] 
  • Baehr-Jones, T., Hochberg, M., Soref, R. & Scherer, A. (2008). Design of a Tunable, Room Temperature, Continuous-Wave Terahertz Source and Detector Using Silicon Waveguides. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 25(2), 261-268. [More] 


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