Dr. Chris Summitt on Optic-Chip Interfaces

Dr. Chris Summitt talks about a new fabrication process of a polymer out-of-plane optical coupler by gray-scale lithography. Dr. Summitt discusses the motivation for optical chip interconnects, the limitations on fabrication methods, and his novel technique and results. Additionally, he comments on the fit of graduate school for students, as well as sharing some techniques for maintaining a healthy balance while a student.

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I’m so glad Chris’s amazing photography was brought up. I’m a big fan of his Insta:


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His photography is definitely incredible! It was a blast to hear how much fundamental optics knowledge he brings to photography.

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Yes! He makes me feel so much shame. :sweat_smile: