Electronics & Photonics


Electronics and photonics research at UCSB spans a wide spectrum of topics from material preparation and growth to high performance electronic and photonic devices and integrated circuits. There is heavy concentration on compound semiconductor based activities.

The research projects conducted by electronics and photonics faculty at UCSB are multidisciplinary and heavily collaborative. This and state of the art characterization, growth and micro fabrication facilities allows students and researchers to be engaged in cutting edge research activities and provide a very nourishing environment. There is also intense focus on transferring today's research activities into commercial enterprises as evidenced by many start up commercial activity spun off from this group.

For more detailed descriptions of faculty research and activities, please follow the links to the various research centers, labs, and groups indicated on this page.

Electronics and Photonics Research Activities

Electronics and Photonics research areas include but are not limited to:

  • Materials growth by molecular-beam epitaxy (MBE) and metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD)
  • Novel compound semiconductor heterostructures
  • Epitaxy of quantum wires and dots
  • Materials characterization
  • High-resolution fabrication techniques for semiconductor device structures
  • High speed photonic and electronic devices
  • Semiconductor device physics
  • Microwave, millimeter wave and THz electronics
  • High-power solid-state electronics
  • Advanced photonic devices
  • Nanophotonics
  • Photonic integrated circuits
  • Microwave photonics
  • Electromagnetic theory and antennas
  • Fiber-optic networks
  • Nanotechnology spintronics
  • Radio-frequency CMOS integrated circuits
  • Optoelectronic transceivers
  • Silicon photonics
  • Space optical communications
  • High-speed optical links
  • Optoelectronic/electronic integration and co-design
  • Photonic switching, devices and networks
  • Integrated photonic and electronic packaging
  • Power management integrated circuits
  • Power electronics
  • Neuroengineering and neuroscience
  • Quantum photonics
  • 2D materials and valleytronics

E&P Faculty Groups & Labs

Affiliated Research Units