Welcome to the Lightwave Research Laboratory!

The Lightwave Research Laboratory is involved with multiple research programs on optical interconnection networks for advanced computing systems, data centers, optical packet-switched routers, and nanophotonic networks-on-chip for chip multiprocessors. We are developing a new class of nanoscale photonic interconnect technologies that seamlessly move data from on-chip networks, across memory and large computing systems with extreme energy efficiency. These future platforms, driven by nanophotonic-enabled interconnectivity, and the enormous bandwidth advantage of dense wavelength division multiplexing, will fundamentally transform the computation-communications architecture, to create systems able to meet explosive information demands at all scales.

With the growing demand for photonics based technologies in data centers and high performance computing applications, the Lightwave Research Laboratory aims to be on the cutting edge of research while creating feasible and deployable solutions to tackle real challenges faced in industry. 


Join Us!

We currently have openings for Postdoctoral Fellows, PhD candidates, and MS students in our group! Interested candidates should contact Professor Bergman at [email protected] with their resume/CV and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Recent News

Professor Bergman Interviewed by 3D InCites Podcast at ECTC 2024

Prof. Bergman was recently interview by the 3D InCites Podcast during ECTC 2024, where she discussed the role photonics can play in solving the AI energy problem, as well as the new generation of integrated photonics packaging. 

Professor Bergman Interviewed by Laser Focus World to Discuss Co-packaging

Prof. Bergman recently spoke with Laser Focus World's senior technical editor about her keynote address at IEEE’s 74th Electronics and Components Technology Conference (ECTC), and discussed the challenges of co-packaging electronics and photonics.

Professor Bergman Presents at the 2023 DARPA ERI Summit

Professor Bergman presented "Challenges and Solutions to DATA I/O" at the 2023 DARPA Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) Summit.

Paper Featured on the Front Cover of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics

IEEE JSTQE Vol. 29 No. 1 Front Cover

We need a rethinking of the boundaries between communication and computation and to fundamentally reinvent how data moves across systems with minimal energy consumption.

Prof. Keren Bergman