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Frederic is an Academic Fellow appointed to manage the optical modulation/detection and integration of the UK Silicon Photonics EPSRC programme. In 2005 Frederic initiated work on silicon optical depletion modulators and was the first to predict operation above 40GHz. In 2011 Frederic and his collaborators demonstrated optical modulation of up 50Gb/s with a quadrature ER of up to 10dB at 40Gb/s setting a new state of the art performance for these devices. He is currently working with several national and international collaborators and is also involved in Silicon/Germanium QCSE devices, Germanium and defect induced detectors in silicon and active devices integration in group IV materials. Frederic Gardes is author of more than 65 publications, 2 patents and 5 book chapters in the field of Silicon Photonics. He is also a member of the programme committee of the IEEE Group IV Photonics conference.
Dr Frédéric Gardès is (or has formerly been) affiliated with Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton and University of Southampton.