Publications

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications


  • Z. Xuan, R. Ding, Y. Liu, T. Baehr-Jones , M. Hochberg, and F. Aflatouni, "A low-power 40 Gb/s optical receiver in silicon," in IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium Dig. Papers, pp. 315-318, 2015.
  • F. Aflatouni, B. Abiri, A. Rekhi, H. Abediasl, H. Hashemi, and A. Hajimiri, "Electronic laser phase noise reduction," in IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium Dig. Papers, pp. 265-268, 2013.
  • F. Aflatouni and H. Hashemi, "Wideband tunable laser phase noise reduction using single side-band modulation in an electro-optical feed-forward scheme," Optics Letters, vol. 37, no. 2, January 2012
  • F. Aflatouni and H. Hashemi, "An electronically controlled optical phased array," in IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Dig. Papers, WEPN-6, 2012.
  • F. Aflatouni and H. Hashemi, "Light source independent linewidth reduction of lasers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) Dig. Papers, no. OW1G.6, 2012.
  • F. Aflatouni, M. Bagheri, and H. Hashemi, "Design methodology and architectures to reduce the semiconductor laser phase noise using electrical feed-forward schemes," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 58, no. 11, pp. 3290-31683, November 2010.
  • F. Aflatouni and H. Hashemi,"A low power Ka-Band receiver front-end in 0.13mm SiGe BiCMOS for space transponders," in IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium Dig. Papers, pp. 1-4, October 2009 (Recipient of the 2010 NASA Tech Award).
  • F. Aflatouni and H. Hashemi, "A 1.8mW wideband 57dBW transimpedance amplifier in 0.13mm CMOS," in IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium Dig. Papers, pp. 57-60, 2009.
  • F. Aflatouni, O. Momeni, and H. Hashemi, "A heterodyne phase locked loop with GHz acquisition range for coherent locking of semiconductor lasers," in Proceedings of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuit Conference, pp. 463-466, September 2007.
  • M. Bagheri, F. Aflatouni, A. Imani, A. Goel, and H. Hashemi, "Semiconductor laser phase noise cancellation using an electrical feed-forward scheme," Optics Letters, vol. 34, no. 19, pp. 2979-2981, October 1, 2009.
  • N. Satyan, W. Liang, F. Aflatouni, A. Yariv, A. Kewitsch, G. Rakuljic, and H. Hashemi, "Phase-controlled apertures using heterodyne optical phase-locked loops," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 20, no. 11, June 1, 2008.
  • N. Satyan, W. Liang, F. Aflatouni, A. Yariv, A. Kewitsch, G. Rakuljic, and H. Hashemi, "Applications of optical phase locked loops in coherent beam combining," in Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 6873, February 2008.
  • W. Liang, N. Satyan, F. Aflatouni, A. Yariv, A. Kewitsch, G. Rakuljic, and H. Hashemi, "Coherent beam combining with multi-level optical phase lock loops," Journal of Optical Society of America B, vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 29168-2939, December 2007.
  • W. Liang, N. Satyan, A. Yariv, A. Kewitsch, G. Rakuljic, F. Aflatouni, H. Hashemi, and J. Ungar, "Coherent power combination of two master-oscillator-power-amplifier (MOPA) semiconductor lasers using optical phase lock loops," Optics Express, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 3201 -3205, March 2007.

Patents


  • F. Aflatouni, B. Abiri, and A. Hajimiri, "Integrated light source independent linewidth reduction of lasers," Publication number: WO 2013/078432, May 2013.
  • F. Aflatouni, B. Abiri, and A. Hajimiri, "Integrated optical phased arrays," Publication number: WO 2013/078435, May 2013.
  • F. Aflatouni and H. Hashemi, "A wideband tunable laser line-width reduction scheme," Publication number: US 2013/0215919 A1, Aug. 2013.
  • F. Aflatouni, B. Abiri, and A. Hajimiri, "Integrated coherent camera," US patent pending.
  • F. Aflatouni, B. Abiri, and A. Hajimiri, "Optically balanced opto-electronic oscillators," US patent pending.
  • A. Hajimiri , F. Aflatouni, and B. Abiri, "Optically assisted electrical filtering and processing," US patent pending..
  • F. Aflatouni, B. Abiri, and A. Hajimiri, "Integrated amplification-free opto-electronic oscillator," US patent pending.
  • F. Aflatouni, B. Abiri, and A. Hajimiri, "Integrated optical spectrometer on silicon," US patent pending.
  • B. Abiri, F. Aflatouni, and A. Hajimiri, "Micro-opto-mechanical tunable couplers," US patent pending.

Invited Talks / Workshops


  • Firooz Aflatouni, "Electronic & photonic, 1+1=3"
    • Invited talk at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 2013.
    • Invited talk at UC Berkeley, March 2013
    • Invited talk at University of Pennsylvania, March 2013.
  • Firooz Aflatouni, "Electronic-photonic co-design: electrically assisted phase control of semiconductor lasers"
    • Invited talk at Cornell University, March 2011.
    • Invited talk at Oregon State University, April 2011.
    • Invited talk at University of Southern California, September 2011.
    • Invited talk at Columbia University, November 2011.
    • Invited talk at University of Washington, December 2011.
    • Invited talk at Arizona State University, October 2012.
  • Firooz Aflatouni, "RF Assisted Absolute Phase Control of Semiconductor Lasers," CMOS Emerging Technologies Workshop (CMOS ET), Whistler, Canada, June 2011.