New generic platform for the prototyping & production of photonic integrated circuits
LIGENTEC, a leading provider of manufacturing foundry services in silicon nitride, and VLCPhotonics, a pioneer design house offering services for photonic circuit development, have collaborated to offer a generic platform for the prototyping and production of photonic integrated circuits.
LIGENTEC has matured a proprietary silicon nitride process that is able to achieve ultra-low propagation losses, with several world record devices being published in the last years. As Michael Zervas, CEO of LIGENTEC, explains: “Our process is able to deposit thick film silicon nitride, from 100 nm to 2500 nm, overcoming the challenge of crack formation due to stress in the material”. The process can also scale up to production volumes using 8” wafers and stepper lithography. Continue reading “New generic platform for the prototyping & production of photonic integrated circuits”
Costs for a fibre based Gigabit Society significant but achievable
FTTH Conference, Marseille, 16 February 2017: The FTTH Council Europe made public the first results of its updated study on the cost of deploying FTTH throughout the EU showing that the outstanding costs of full fibre coverage in the EU are €156 billion as input to the ongoing legislative debate on the proposal for a European Electronic Communications Code. Continue reading “Costs for a fibre based Gigabit Society significant but achievable”
Multiphoton Optics introduces new 3D Printing Platform
- LithoProf3D operates with high precision for industrial applications
- Up-to-date laser technology for diverse substrates and formats
- Heidelberger Druckmaschinen as global production partner
Multiphoton Optics GmbH, Würzburg, offers with its LithoProf3D a 3D Printing Platform to scale the high-precision 3D printing for a large variety of products in many different markets. Arbitrarily shaped 3D structures can be fast and reliably fabricated via maskless laser direct writing on surfaces of a volume of a material. Structures can be additively or subtractively created, using different exposure strategies. Structure fabrication can be carried out on large areas with tunable precision on demand.
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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a method that enables them to manipulate light to follow any predetermined path along a surface. Continue reading “Researchers develop method that enables them to manipulate light to follow any predetermined path along a surface”
A major technological advance in the field of high-speed beam-scanning devices has increased the speed of 2D and 3D printing by up to 1000 times, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Engineering. Continue reading “Innovation in high-speed beam-scanning devices leads to increased speed of 2D and 3D printing (video)”
How speed of residential internet access will develop from now to 2022 – Commissioned by NLkabel and Cable Europe
The central question in this study is “How will upload and download speed demand have developed by 2022 in the European market for residential internet access?”. Our research focuses on consumers in the Netherlands and other West European countries with highly developed broadband markets. This study is a follow-up to a study performed in 2014 by Dialogic and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Continue reading “How speed of residential internet access will develop from now to 2022”
“Evolution of Photonic Design Services” – Presented by Katrin Rylander, Bright Photonics, at Photonic Integration Conference, Sep 27, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
The presentation discusses the development of photonic integrated circuit design services. Continue reading ““Evolution of Photonic Design Services” – Presented by Katrin Rylander, Bright Photonics”
According to Evaldas Pabrėža, traditional CW laser designs encounter a great number of technical limitations. Especially Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) lasers. ON/OFF modulation is often limited to few kHz, power stability is heavily affected by environmental temperature, the beam shape can change upon change of the output power. PIC seems like a magic cure for all of these deficiencies.
But is it ready to be implemented in mass production and vast use in fields like laser spectroscopy, imaging or display?
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Moore’s Law, the 1965 observation by Fairchild and Intel co-founder Gordon Moore that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles about every two years, is set for repeal by 2021.
The Semiconductor Industry Association’s (SIA) latest International Technology Roadmap (PDF) suggests that it will be all-change as early as 2021. Continue reading “Semiconductors reaching practical limits, says SIA”
Save the date: Photonic Integration Symposium – 25/04/2016
On April 25, 2016, the Photonic Integration Symposium will take place at Blauwe Zaal, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
The symposium will cover recent developments in photonics integration: Continue reading “Save the date: Photonic Integration Symposium – 25/04/2016”