Congratulations to Nikolaos Farmakidis from the Advanced Nanoscale Engineering group at Oxford for his new paper entitled, “Exploiting rotational asymmetry for sub-50 nm mechanical nanocalligraphy.” This novel approach to nanolithography enabled Nik and co-lead author Jacob Swett to create complex patterns at the nanoscale inspired by the artwork of calligraphy... [Read More]
Welcome to the Youngblood Photonics Lab at PittOur research combines unique optoelectronic materials with nanophotonics to create new platforms for high-efficiency machine learning and high-precision biosensing. Key to our work is a fundamental understanding of light-matter interaction at the nanoscale and use of advanced nanofabrication techniques to address major challenges facing these disciplines. The following areas of research in our group are: 1) Photonic Devices and Architectures for Machine Learning; 2) Waveguide-Integrated Nanoplasmonics for High Density Biosensing; and 3) Waveguide-Integrated 2D Materials for High Performance Optoelectronics.
Youngblood Photonics Lab awarded collaborative NSF grant for ultra-fast machine learning
Our collaborative proposal entitled, “A Hybrid Co-processing Unit (HCU) using Phase-change Photonics in CMOS for Large-scale and Ultra-fast Machine Learning Acceleration” has been funded by NSF! Our lab will be collaborating with lead PI Sajjad Moazeni (UW) and co-PIs Mo Li (UW) and Lei Jiang (IU) to develop hybrid electronic-photonic... [Read More]
Nic receives MCSI scholarship for summer research
Photonic in-memory tensor core article is published in Nature!
Our photonic in-memory computing paper in collaboration with the Pernice group at the University of Muenster, the Bhaskaran group at Oxford, the Kippenberg group at EPFL, and Abu Sebastian at IBM Zurich has been published in Nature! This work represents a major step forward in optical computing and is the... [Read More]
Youngblood Photonics Lab awarded NSF grant to improve phase-change device endurance
Nathan’s second NSF proposal entitled, “High-endurance phase-change devices for electrically reconfigurable optical systems” was funded! Our lab will be working in collaboration with co-PI Feng Xiong at Pitt to investigate the mechanisms limiting the endurance and cyclability of electrically-controlled, phase-change photonic memory. See the following technical abstract for more information:... [Read More]