We present an inverse weak value amplification (IWVA) scheme to perform precision frequency measurements in an integrated optics environment. The IWVA technique allows us to amplify small signals by introducing a weak perturbation to the system and performing a post-selection on the data. A Bragg grating with two band gaps is used to convert the optical frequency into a phase, and a perturbation is applied to the mode coefficients. We demonstrate the advantages of a Bragg grating with two band gaps for obtaining high transmission and low group velocity. We numerically model the interferometer, and demonstrate that we obtain the desired amplification effect. By using an on-chip device instead of a free space implementation, precision measurements can be carried out in a small volume with reliable performance.
A modular laboratory curriculum with exercises for students and lesson plans for teachers is presented. Fundamentals of basic integrated photonic (IP) devices can be taught, first as a lecture-in-the-lab followed by “hands-on” laboratory measurements. This comprehensive curriculum utilizes data collected from the “AIM Photonics Institute PIC education chip” that was designed specifically for the purpose of education, and was fabricated at AIM SUNY Poly. Training using this modular curriculum will be performed through the AIM Photonics Academy network in New York (NY) and Massachusetts (MA), either as a full semester course or as a condensed boot-camp. A synergistic development and delivery of this curriculum will coherently leverage multiple resources across the network and can serve as a model for education and workforce development in other Manufacturing USA institutes, as well as for overseas partners.