Photonic Integration Conference welcomes Power Electronics Magazine of Korea as Media Partner

Power Electronics Magazine

Photonic Integration Conference welcomes Power Electronics Magazine of Korea as Media Partner

About Power Electronics Magazine of Korea
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Photonic Integration Conference welcomes Optical Connections as Media Partner

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Photonic Integration Conference welcomes Optical Connections as Media Partner. The conference takes place on October 2, 2018, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, during Photonics Applications Week.

About Optical Connections
Optical Connections has been providing the fibre optic community with the latest industry news and reports since 2011 via our website, monthly newsletter and now quarterly magazine. We provide coverage of market influencing technology advancements, commercial prospects, product developments and unique insight from our editorial team, making Optical Connections an essential source of information for our readers from across the industry. Continue reading “Photonic Integration Conference welcomes Optical Connections as Media Partner”

Photonic Integration Conference 2018 welcomes SMART Photonics as Bronze Partner

SMART Photonics

Photonic Integration Conference 2018 welcomes SMART Photonics as Bronze Partner. The conference takes place on October 2, 2018, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, during Photonics Applications Week.

About SMART Photonics
SMART Photonics offers its customers an expert team with a proven track record in III-V R&D and production. We help our customers to become successful with their products. We offer our knowledge and experience to change ideas into concepts. We provide III-V foundry services in a dedicated state-of-the-art III-V ecosystem. Continue reading “Photonic Integration Conference 2018 welcomes SMART Photonics as Bronze Partner”

Photonic Integration Conference welcomes Electro Optics as Media Partner

electro optics

Photonic Integration Conference welcomes Electro Optics as Media Partner. The conference takes place on October 2, 2018, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, during Photonics Applications Week.

About Electro Optics
Electro Optics is the leading resource for engineers involved in photonics business, technology and applications. Registered readers will have access to news of the latest technological developments, trends and opinions in the photonics industry as well as independent, in-depth editorial content. Electro Optics provides uncompromised, informed commentary and analysis on topics of interest to anyone involved in the photonics industry. Published 10 times per year, Electro Optics is available worldwide in print (free for qualified readers) or digital (free to all) formats. Continue reading “Photonic Integration Conference welcomes Electro Optics as Media Partner”

Silicon photonics market to boom for 100G then 400G, research shows

Silicon photonics market

“Si photonics growth is now confirmed”, announces Dr. Eric Mounier from Yole Développement (Yole). “Therefore, the development of Si photonics technologies is especially driven by the intra & inter data center applications. Silicon photonics is today one of the most valuable answers to high data rate/low cost for distances beyond VCSEL’s reach.”
The market research and strategy consulting company, Yole investigates the Si photonics sector for years now and was already announcing its take-off in 2017. This year, the trend is confirmed, strongly supported by the needs of data management and performances. Continue reading “Silicon photonics market to boom for 100G then 400G, research shows”

Researchers develop system to convert one wavelength of light into another without need to phase match

wavelength of light

One of the biggest challenges in developing integrated photonic circuits — which use light rather than electrons to transport information — is to control the momentum of light.  Colors of light travel at different speeds through a material but in order for light to be converted between colors, it needs to have the same momentum or phase.

Many devices have been designed to momentum-match or phase-match light at various points throughout an integrated circuit but what if the phase-matching process could be circumvented all together in certain cases?

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, together with collaborators from the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, have developed a system to convert one wavelength of light into another without the need to phase match.

“For any wavelength conversion process to be efficient, it has to be carefully designed to phase match, and it only works at a single wavelength,” said Marko Loncar, the Tiantsai Lin Professor of Electrical Engineering at SEAS and senior author of the paper. “The devices shown in this work, in contrast, do not need to satisfy the phase-matching requirement, and can convert light in a broad color range.” Continue reading “Researchers develop system to convert one wavelength of light into another without need to phase match”

Instant diagnosis of major diseases, eradication of all road accidents, some of the benefits to be generated by European Photonics, study shows

Instant diagnosis

Instant diagnosis of major diseases, eradication of all road accidents, some of the benefits to be generated by European Photonics, study shows

Instant diagnosis of major diseases, the eradication of all road accidents, and the creation of 1 million new jobs are some of the benefits that will be generated by the Photonics sector by 2030 according to a new vision paper published by Photonics21.

The vision paper ‘Europe’s Age of Light’ sets out a new strategy for the future of European photonics highlighting what could be achieved if this technology is maintained by the EU as a key funding priority in FP9. The paper was created through consultation with the photonics community, including more than 1,700 companies and research organizations.

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New generic platform for the prototyping & production of photonic integrated circuits

generic platform

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”

Towards an end-to-end photonics ecosystem – Interview with Michael Liehr, AIM Photonics

Michael Liehr

Towards an end-to-end photonics ecosystem – Interview with Michael Liehr, AIM Photonics

Michael Liehr is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute for Manufacturing (AIM) of Integrated Photonics and the SUNY Poly Executive Vice President for Technology and Innovation

The American Institute for Manufacturing Photonics (AIM Photonics) installed by former U.S. President Obama, is a manufacturing consortium headquartered in NY, with funding from the US Department of Defense, New York State, California and Massachusetts, and industrial partners to advance the state of the art in the design, manufacture, testing, assembly, and packaging of integrated photonic devices. “Our mission is to create a national institute supporting the end-to-end integrated photonics manufacturing ecosystem in the U.S. by expanding upon a highly successful public-private partnership model with open-access to world-class shared-use resources and capabilities.

Our emphasis is on overall reduction of manufacturing cost and design complexity to reduce the barrier to entry in this” says Michael Liehr. He focuses on the creation of new semiconductor and related industries business opportunities, and is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the SUNY Poly industrial programs including SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s strategic 300mm advanced CMOS line, integrated photonic semiconductor and 3D packaging and the 150mm SiC power electronics. Continue reading “Towards an end-to-end photonics ecosystem – Interview with Michael Liehr, AIM Photonics”