Francisco Soares

PhD. in Photonics

Francisco Soares, PhD, has more than 20 years experience in the design, fabrication, and characterization of photonic integrated circuits (PICs). His main expertise is in PICs based on Indium-Phosphide technology, but he is also experienced in several other technologies as well, such as silica waveguide technology, Silicon-On-Insulator technology, and the polymer technology. He has worked in four different cleanrooms (in Europe and the US) developing fabrication processes for realizing PICs. He was one of the first researchers to implement the generic foundry model in the InP technology for realizing highly-integrated PICs containing DFB lasers, optical amplifiers, high-speed Mach-Zehnder modulators, high-bandwidth photodetectors, and all kinds of passive devices. He has supervised one PhD Student, and around five MSc Students. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 publications, and co-authored one chapter in a book.