Integrated photonic biosensors: leading the path to point-of-care diagnostics

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Presentation by Maarten Buijs, Roadmap and Program Consultant at PhotonDelta.

Rapid and cost-effective diagnostics at the point of care has been pursued for decades, but so far only little progress has been achieved. This became painfully apparent with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Megatrends in the automotive & mobility sector and the role of integrated photonics

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Presentation by Carol de Vries, Technology and System consultant at PhotonDelta

The automotive industry is going through unprecedented changes, driven by 3 mega trends that are happening in the same timeframe. These are electrification, the drive towards autonomous vehicles & driver support systems, and the change in mobility patterns and city infrastructure.

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Light-emitting silicon, breakthrough after 50 years of work

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Emitting light from silicon has been the ‘Holy Grail’ in the microelectronics industry for decades. Solving this puzzle would revolutionize computing, as chips will become faster than ever. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology now succeeded: they have developed an alloy with silicon that can emit light. The results have been published in the journal Nature. The team will now start creating a silicon laser to be integrated into current chips.

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The Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap – International (IPSR-I) 2020 is available now

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The roadmap is a joint initiative of the AIM Academy and PhotonDelta, with the objective to establish and sustain a trust based global network of industrial and R&D partners, who are working together on defining and creating future PIC technology and systems requirements. Continue reading “The Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap – International (IPSR-I) 2020 is available now”

Photonic integration to accelerate Li-Fi

by Prof. Jean-Paul Linnartz, research Fellow, Signify / Signify Li-Fi systems

Optical Wireless Communication (OWC) is likely to become a major application driver of Integrated Photonics. For many decades, the demand for wireless connectivity has grown faster than Moore’s law, but radio technology may neither deliver adequate bit rates nor the extremely dense reuse needed to support the growing demand for HR video, accelerated by Augmented and Virtual Reality or the Internet of Things.

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New pilot line to be incubator of photonics multinationals in Eindhoven

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New pilot line to be incubator of photonics multinationals in Eindhoven

Photonics is an emerging technology with a potential multitrillion market. Innovative small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are at the forefront of this development, but the R&D costs are prohibitive for them. That’s why 12 partners from northwestern Europe are creating an open access pilot line that will drastically reduce costs and time for the pilot production of new products. This new facility is projected to be the incubator of a thousand new companies and thousands of jobs. The 14 million euro project (OIP4NWE) is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and kicked off this week in Eindhoven. Continue reading “New pilot line to be incubator of photonics multinationals in Eindhoven”

PHOTONIC-MRAM: from fundamentals to nanoscale engineering – Presented by Theo Rasing, Radboud University

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PHOTONIC-MRAM: from fundamentals to nanoscale engineering – Presented by Theo Rasing, Radboud University, at the Photonic Integration Conference 2018, which will take place on October 2, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The 21st century digital economy and technology is presently facing fundamental scaling limits (heating and the superparamagnetic limit) as well as societal challenges: the move to mobile devices and the increasing demand of cloud storage leads to an enormous increase in energy consumption of our ICT infrastructure. These developments require new strategies and paradigm shifts, such as photon- and spin-based technologies. Since the demonstration of All-Optical Switching (AOS) by a single 40 femtosecond laser pulse1, the manipulation of spins by ultra-short laser pulses has become a fundamentally challenging topic with a potentially high impact for future spintronics3,4, data storage and quantum computation2. AOS in principle provides an alternative and energy efficient approach to magnetic recording, but in order to turn AOS into a viable technology, a number of challenges have to be overcome, such as scaling the technique to the nanoscale5, and delivering the required light in an efficient manner. In this talk, recent progress in this direction will be discussed. Continue reading “PHOTONIC-MRAM: from fundamentals to nanoscale engineering – Presented by Theo Rasing, Radboud University”