Emerging Applications for Photonic Integration Circuits (PIC)

Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

by Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Professor Terahertz Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology

The goal of the talk is to introduce the merging new area of products and solutions where photonic integration technologies are very well suited such as in agro-food technologies, infrastructural monitoring, THz detection of fake medicines, safe medical scanning and beyond 5G wireless communications.

Thereafter, the talk explains why and how photonic integration is essential for bringing to the mass market these new technologies. Finally, the talk makes a bridge between the research trends, the product development, and the potential and opportunities for the Dutch photonic integration eco-system.

program: https://www.phiconference.com/program/

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Photonic Integration: A key enabler for multi-measure and sensing in complex Infrastructure

compass

Duo presentation by Marinus J. van der Hoek, Director / Photonics Innovator, VanderHoekPhotonics and Ruben van Ardenne, Manager Strategy and Innovation, Compass Infrastructure, The Netherlands

Photonics-based telecoms has accelerated the development and application of photonics-based sensing to a great extent. Nowadays, challenging conditions for sensing can be met using innovative principles, enabled by the nature of light.

From an industrial point of view, we are convinced photonics based sensing is the way forward and collaboration in the whole Photonics-based ecosystem is key.

In this talk we will present examples of field-tests and proof of principle projects using photonics-based sensing, emphasizing the decisive role of photonic integration to fertilize growth in the field of applications.

program: https://www.phiconference.com/program/

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Early detection of cancer in urine using photonic biosensors

Coenraad K van Kalken

by Coenraad K van Kalken, CEO, Qurin Diagnostics

Cancer is a final stage of a process characterized by accumulation of epigenetic and genetic alterations. Early detection increases the chances of a positive treatment outcome and cure of the disease. As cancer represents a large burden to society, there is an urgent need for accurate, affordable and easy-to-use diagnostic tests to detect these diseases at the doctor’s office, which is what we are aiming for using a urine-based DNA test.

The primary aim of the collaborative initiative presented, is the development of a low-threshold and noninvasive diagnostic test using DNA biosensors based on state-of-the-art photonics technology and innovative chemical nanocoatings, combined with biomarker panels specific for multiple cancer types.

program: https://www.phiconference.com/program/

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Mixed-signal electro-optical automated wafer-level testing for integrated photonics

Ajoscha Schu

by Aljoscha Schu, ficonTEC

While the photonic industry is obviously growing its capacity for producing photonic monolithic integrated circuits with electro-optical characteristics, the testing of these PIC’s seems to be somewhat behind the industrial expectations.
Fully tested or validated chips are required for many safety-related products, but full wafer-level testing or high-speed single chip testing both need further development in the near term.

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Photonic Integration: A key enabler for multi-measure and sensing in complex Infrastructure

Marinus J. van der Hoek

Duo presentation by Marinus J. van der Hoek, Director / Photonics Innovator, VanderHoekPhotonics and Ruben van Ardenne, Manager Strategy and Innovation, Compass Infrastructure, The Netherlands

Photonics-based telecoms has accelerated the development and application of photonics-based sensing to a great extent. Nowadays, challenging conditions for sensing can be met using innovative principles, enabled by the nature of light.

From an industrial point of view, we are convinced photonics based sensing is the way forward and collaboration in the whole Photonics-based ecosystem is key.

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PIC industry overview: design and test trends

Alvaro Jimenez

by Alvaro Jimenez, VLC Photonics

Photonic integration technology is developing fast, quickly moving from an emerging technology status to mass production level. Photonic integrated circuit (PIC) designs are getting more complex, and testing requirements are evolving fast for some application areas like transceivers, quantum, AI or LIDAR. This presentation will provide an overview of current trends from a design house perspective that has been involved in many customer projects and has collaborated with most of the current PIC ecosystem worldwide.

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Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap – International ecosystem

Peter van Arkel

by Peter van Arkel, Berenschot

The Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap – International (IPSR-I) sets the technological challenges of Integrated Photonics for the upcoming 15 years. The roadmap is a result of the merger of AIM Photonics (USA) IPSR and the output of Photon Delta’s World Technology Mapping Forum. The roadmap shows the consensus of 300 participants from over the globe on the future needs for the industry. Efficient development of the technology to meet market demands required alignment of the full ecosystem.

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Engineering and Regulatory Pathways for Designing Lenses and Light Pipes for PICs in Wearable Medical Devices

Shourjya Sanyal

by Dr. Shourjya Sanyal, CEO, Think Biosolution

Optical elements such as light-pipes and lenses allow physical coupling of the PICs with the external environment. Optimal design is a critical part of the design for manufacturing (DFM) process and can deliver impact in terms of increasing both brightness of the source and signal to noise ratio of the optical sensor. One of the biggest challenges in photonic integrated circuits (PICs) is to design a system that continues interacting with the external environment without a loss of quality over time.

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

Theo Rasing

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”