David V. Plant

Welcome to my website.

Have a look around and learn more about what we do at the Plant Group at McGill University.

I hope you enjoy your visit.


Current Openings

I am currently recruiting Masters, Ph.D.’s, and Post-Docs for admission to the Plant-Group. Note that I accept strong students directly into the Ph.D. program from a Bachelors degree; a Masters degree is not required by McGill Unversity. Researchers interested in the following topics are encouraged to apply:

  • Fiber optic transmission systems
  • Optical Interconnects
  • Nanophotonics
  • Silicon photonics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Fiber optics
  • Photonic Integration

Please send your CV to: david.plant@mcgill.ca

Media Reports

Photonic Systems Group at McGill University Overcomes Test Limitations in Optoelectronic Research Keysight.com

Keysight and McGill University Demonstrate Record 1.6 Tbps O-band Coherent Transmission over 10 Kilometers Keysight.com

HyperLight Announces Thin-film Lithium Niobate Transmitter Chips Supporting Energy Efficient 1.6 Tbps Transceiver Modules Yahoo

Glass-like shells of diatoms help turn light into energy in dim conditions Optica , Phys.org , and ScienceDaily

Single-celled marine algae light the way for solar energy Physics World

Biogenic optical devices for solar energy conversion: glass-like shells of diatoms help turn light into energy in dim conditions McGill Chemistry

New model paves the way toward sustainable optical devices AZ Optics

Plant group presents two Post-Deadline Papers at OFC 2023

Recent Silicon Photonics Modulator Research

Plant has been awarded 2022 IEEE Canada A.G.L. McNaughton Award

Group authors receive 2021 Best Paper in IET (Institute for Engineering Technology) Optoelectronics for paper entitled: “Integrated Polarization Handling Devices

Plant becomes a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Optical Fiber Communications Systems (2019-2026)

Student Awards

Ph.D. Students Weijia Li, and Essam Berikaa have been awarded 2023 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship – Congratulations!

Ph.D. Students Weijia Li, Zixian Wei, and Essam Berikaa have been awarded 2022 Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) Ph.D. Scholarships – Congratulations!

E. Berikaa presents a post-deadline paper entitled "Net 1 Tbps/λ Transmission Over 80 km of SSMF Using a Single Segment SiP IQM With All-Electronic Equalization" at OFC2022 Read here

Ph.D. Student Zixian Wei has been awarded 2022 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship – Congratulations!

Md S. Alam has been awarded Best Student Paper 1st Prize at 2020 OSA Advanced Photonics Congress Read here