Quantum and Nonlinear Optoelectronics Group

Welcome to the homepage of the Quantum and Nonlinear Optoelectronics Group! Led by UT Austin Electrical and Computer Engineering professor David Burghoff, our mission is to:

  • Use bandstructure engineering and nonlinear optics to push beyond the limits of conventional electronics and photonics, exploiting novel phenomena to create devices that interact with the world in new ways.

  • Approach technology development from all levels, not only seeking to perform basic science and using newly-discovered phenomena to create devices, but also using those devices to create systems that seek to address the world’s key challenges in sensing and computation.

Recent news

    • We’re excited to announce that the lab is moving to UT Austin in the fall! We are also hiring graduate students and postdocs; please contact Dr. Burghoff if you are interested.
    • Zheheng’s Physical Review Applied paper on bandstructure-engineered nonlinear activation functions is out. Well done!
    • Dingding’s paper on high-Q microresonators in the longwave infrared is out in Nature Communications. Congratulations!
    • Dr. Burghoff was named a Moore Inventor’s Fellows in 2022. This is awarded to only five faculty out of 200 selected nominees.
    • Zhenyang’s paper on terahertz spectroscopy of topological quantum wells is out. Congrats on the nice result!
    • Levi’s paper on analytical theory of FM combs is out. Congrats!
    • We published a commentary in Nature Photonics. Thanks to Chao Dong for leading this.
    • Dr. Burghoff released Scientific Inkscape, a useful toolbox for editing and collating figures.
    • Our paper on ptychoscopy, a new technique for performing radiometry with combs, has been published in Nature Communications. Congrats to David Benirschke for spearheading this work!
    • Dr. Burghoff was awarded the ONR YIP, NSF CAREER, and AFOSR YIP awards.

We are currently hiring Ph.D. students and postdocs! Please contact David Burghoff