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

A Silicon Photonic Modulator Supporting the 800G Standard for High-Speed Data Transmission eurekalert.org

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

Recent Silicon Photonics Modulator Research

Plant group presents three papers at OFC 2024

Plant group presents two Post-Deadline papers at OFC 2023

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)

Ph.D. Students Weijia Li has been awarded 2023 Lumentum Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Scholarship – Congratulations!

Ph.D. Students Zixian Wei has been awarded The Marconi Society’s 2023 Paul Baran Young Scholar – Congratulations!

Ph.D. Students Zixian Wei, and Essam Berikaa have been awarded 2023 IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship – Congratulations!

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