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Ir. Margot Niels  (Doctoral Researcher)

This person is working in this group since 2022.
Affiliation: Ghent University - IMEC
Department of Information Technology
Address: Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 126
9052 Ghent
Office: iGent, Office 130.034
Phone: +32 9 33 148 41
Research Area: Integrated LN photonics
Promotors: Bart Kuyken and Maximilien Billet
Margot Niels received the BSc and MSc degrees in Electronics and ICT Engineering Technology from Ghent University, Belgium in 2019 and 2020 respectively. The master thesis was carried out during an exchange at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. Afterwards, she obtained an additional MSc degree in electrical engineering at Ghent University, Belgium in 2022. During the master thesis, Margot came into contact with the Photonics Research Group at Ghent University due to her work on a silicon photonic Butler matrix.
In September 2022, she joined the Photonics Research Group, where she is currently working as a PhD student on an optical phased locked loop on a lithium niobate and silicon nitride photonic platform.

Specific Research Topics

Publications (7)

    International Journals

  1. Y. Tan, Shenpu Niu, M. Billet, Nish Singh, M. Niels, T. Vanackere, Joris Van Kerrebrouck, G. Roelkens, B. Kuyken, D. Van Thourhout, Micro-transfer-printed Thin film lithium niobate (TFLN)-on- Silicon Ring Modulator, accepted for publication in ACS Photonics,  (to be published).
  2. G. Roelkens, J. Zhang, L. Bogaert, E. Soltanian, M. Billet, A. Uzun, B. Pan, Y. Liu, E. Delli, D. Wang, V. Bonito Oliva, L.Thi Ngoc Tran, X. Guo, H. Li, S. Qin, K. Akritidis, Y. Chen, Y. Xue, M. Niels, D. Maes, M. Kiewiet, T. Reep, T. Vanackere, T. Vandekerckhove, I. Luntadila Lufungula, J. De Witte, L. Reis, S. Poelman, Y. Tan, H. Deng, W. Bogaerts, G. Morthier, D. Van Thourhout, B. Kuyken, Present and future of micro-transfer printing for heterogeneous photonic integrated circuits, Applied Physics Letters - Photonics (invited), doi:10.1063/5.0181099 (2024)  Download this Publication (1.4MB).
      International Conferences

    1. M. Niels, M. Billet, T. Vandekerckhove, T. Vanackere, Y. Tan, G. Roelkens, B. Kuyken, Micro-Transfer Printing for cm-scale Heterogeneous Integration of Lithium Niobate, accepted for publication in Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Society Benelux Chapter,  (to be published).
    2. T. Vandekerckhove, R. Van Assche, I. Tanghe, M. Niels, S. Poelman, T. Vanackere, M. Billet, S. Clemmen, B. Kuyken, Highly-Selective Etching of Micro-Transfer-Pritned Thin-Film Lithium Niobate for Low Coupling Losses, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, United States, (2024)  Download this Publication (1.6MB).
    3. M. Niels, M. Billet, T. Vandekerckhove, T. Vanackere, G. Roelkens, B. Kuyken, Scalable cm-scale Micro-Transfer Printing for Heterogeneous Integration of Lithium Niobate, accepted for publication in Frontiers in Optics, United States,  (to be published).
    4. Y. Tan, M. Niels, M. Billet, T. Vanackere, T. Vandekerckhove, G. Roelkens, B. Kuyken, D. Van Thourhout, Heterogeneously Integrated Si-LN Microring Modulator based on Transfer-printing method, European Conference on Optical Communication, 2023, United Kingdom, p.Tu.C.2.3 (3 pages) (2023)  Download this Publication (476KB).
    5. M. Billet, T. Vanackere, T. Vandekerckhove, M. Niels, L.N Reis, D. Maes, M. Kiewiet, K. Akritidis, S. Cuyvers, S. Poelman, T. Reep, V. Bonito Oliva, F. Leo, G. Roelkens, B. Kuyken, Filling the gap of silicon nitride photonic platform functionalities using micro-transfer printing, (invited) publication in Advanced Photonics Congress, South Korea,  (to be published)  Download this Publication (154KB).
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