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Academic background

Weiming Yao obtained a dual MSc degree in Photonic Networks Engineering from Aston University, UK, and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy, in 2012. His MSc thesis was on optical signal processing in fibre, performed at Osaka University, Japan. He then conducted his PhD research at TU/e, exploring high-capacity, high-density integrated optical transmitters, leading to the PhD degree in 2017. Since then, he has continued to work at TU/e on photonic integrated circuits as a researcher. He has a strong background in both photonic networks and devices with a particular focus on high-speed, high-density component integration and its connection to electronics.


Photonic integrated circuits allow for high-density integration of energy-efficient and high-speed optical components. I want to explore new applications that benefit from this enabling technology.

Research profile

Weiming Yao is a University Researcher in the Photonic Integration research group of Prof. Kevin Williams at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key field of expertise is in high-speed optical components, semiconductor lasers and high-density photonic integrated circuits (PICs).

Currently, he is working on ways to intimately connect photonic circuits with electronics and further improve on speed and density of PICs. A new field of interest is neuromorphic photonics, where he explores the possibilities of building neural networks in photonic circuits.

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Photonics Engineering & Materials Science
Integrated circuits Engineering & Materials Science
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modulators Physics & Astronomy
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photonics Physics & Astronomy
foundries Physics & Astronomy
Modulators Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2013 2020

13 Downloads (Pure)

A 6 x 30 Gb/s tunable transmitter PIC with low RF crosstalk from an open-access InP foundry

Yao, W., Smalbrugge, B., Smit, M., Williams, K. & Wale, M., 1 Sep 2019, In : IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. 25, 5, 10 p., 6100510.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Indium phosphide
Laser tuning
Bragg gratings
14 Citations (Scopus)
35 Downloads (Pure)

Monolithic 300 Gb/s parallel transmitter in InP based generic photonic integration technology

Yao, W., Smit, M. K. & Wale, M. J., 1 Jan 2018, In : IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. 24, 1, 11 p., 6100711.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Photonic integration technology

Monolithically integrated 40 Gbit/s tunable transmitter in an experimental generic foundry process for large-scale integration

Yao, W., Smit, M. K. & Wale, M. J., 18 Sep 2016, 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication Proceedings, September 18 – 22, 2016, Düsseldorf, Germany. Berlin: VDE Verlag, p. 1040-1042 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

DBR lasers
large scale integration
traveling waves
16 Citations (Scopus)
113 Downloads (Pure)

Performance degradation of integrated optical modulators due to electrical crosstalk

Yao, W., Gilardi, G., Smit, M. K. & Wale, M. J., 1 Jul 2016, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 34, 13, p. 3080 - 3086 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
17 Citations (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)

Experimental and numerical study of electrical crosstalk in photonic integrated circuits

Yao, W., Gilardi, G., Calabretta, N., Smit, M. K. & Wale, M. J., 2015, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 33, 4, p. 934-942 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

integrated circuits
light modulation


Light up the brain: accelerating AI research with integrated photonics

Weiming Yao (Recipient), Jul 2019

Prize: NWOVeniScientific

Artificial intelligence