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Jeff Chiles

My research interests are all about integrated photonics, but I actively pursue technologies in a lot of smaller topics under that umbrella. One of my core research philosophies is that you should always start with the right platform. If it doesn’t exist, you should make it yourself! So a lot of my work goes into this challenge. I am helping to develop photonic interconnects for cryogenic systems as part of the neuromorphic computing effort here at NIST Boulder, which involves 3D integration, materials development and passive photonic design problems. On the nonlinear photonics side, I’m working on the design and fabrication of high-performance suspended waveguides for frequency comb generation out to LWIR wavelengths.


Photons for communication, superconductors for efficiency

Jeffrey M. Shainline, Adam N. McCaughan, Jeffrey T. Chiles, Richard P. Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Sonia M. Buckley
We present designs of superconducting optoelectronic neurons based on superconducting single- photon detectors, Josephson junctions, semiconductor light sources

Fully self-referenced frequency comb consuming 5 Watts of electrical power

Paritosh Manurkar, Edgar F. Perez, Daniel D. Hickstein, David R. Carlson, Jeffrey T. Chiles, Daron A. Westly, Esther Baumann, Scott A. Diddams, Nathan R. Newbury, Kartik A. Srinivasan, Scott B. Papp, Ian R. Coddington
We present a hybrid fiber/waveguide design for a 100-MHz frequency comb that is fully self- referenced and temperature controlled with less than 5 W of

Superconducting optoelectronic networks V: networks and scaling

Jeffrey M. Shainline, Jeffrey T. Chiles, Sonia M. Buckley, Adam N. McCaughan, Richard P. Mirin, Sae Woo Nam
Networks of superconducting optoelectronic neurons are investigated for their near-term technological potential and long-term physical limitations. Networks
Created October 9, 2019