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”
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?
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”
Three new economies have now entered the FTTH ranking: Croatia, Germany and Poland. The deployment of FTTH in these countries was led by initiatives by both private operators and policy makers. For example, in Germany fibre projects led by municipalities coupled with the dynamism of private players had a great impact on fibre rollout in the country. The rollout and adoption of FTTH/B in those countries is expected to continue to grow at a steady pace in the coming years. Continue reading “Outlook of the FTTH ranking and panorama, after 3 new members enter the ranking”
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”
CMOS pilot line – Imec and Ghent University: Breakthrough marks step towards next-generation photonic integrated circuit technology
Imec and Ghent University have presented, for the first time, arrays of InP lasers monolithically integrated on 300mm silicon substrates in a CMOS pilot line.
This breakthrough, published in Nature Photonics, provides a path toward high-volume manufacturing of cost-effective photonic integrated circuits (PICs) with monolithically integrated laser sources. Such laser-powered PICs could change the way data is transferred between future logic and memory chips. Continue reading “Imec and Ghent University: Breakthrough marks step towards next-generation photonic integrated circuit technology”
The first on-chip metamaterial with a refractive index of 0 gives light an infinite phase velocity, which could be advantageous for manipulating light in photonic integrated circuits.
The metamaterial consists of silicon pillar arrays embedded in a polymer matrix and clad in gold film and was developed at Harvard University’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. It can couple to silicon waveguides to interface with standard integrated photonic components and chips. Continue reading “First on-chip metamaterial with zero refractive index is promising for manipulating light in PICs”
Visible light chip rules the waves
Measurements are essential to the production process in many industries. Take the food industry, for example, in which pathogens and other substances that do not belong in food must be identified and removed in time to avoid possible food scandals. Or consider farming, for which light, air, water and fertiliser must be combined in the correct proportions to produce an optimal harvest. Just think of the possibilities if a sensor technology could be developed that is not only extremely compact but can also perform various complex measurements simultaneously and real-time and on-site. Continue reading “Visible light chip rules the waves”
Dr. Lebby: Polymer Photonics to Challenge Incumbent Indium Phosphide
Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), a technology company focused on the development of Next Generation Photonic Devices and Non-Linear Optical Polymer Materials Systems for applications in high speed fiber-optic data communications and optical computing, announced today that Dr. Michael Lebby, one of the foremost opinion leaders in the photonics industry and board member of the Company addressed industry executives both at the PIC (Photonic Integrated Circuit) conference in Eindhoven, South of the Netherlands on September 23, 2015, and the data center symposium at ECOC organized by Phoxtrot – the European funded consortium on data centers in Valencia, Spain on September 29, 2015. Continue reading “Polymer Photonics to Challenge Incumbent Indium Phosphide”