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.Continue reading “Light-emitting silicon, breakthrough after 50 years of work”
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”
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.Continue reading “Emerging Applications for Photonic Integration Circuits (PIC)”
About Helia Photonics
Helia Photonics specialises in optical thin-film coatings for demanding applications, including ultra-low (<0.01%) and high reflectance (>99.99%) on PICs, from ultraviolet to far infrared.
Helia services diverse sectors with R&D to commercial quantities: from automobile to medical, space to forensics. The company selects from 113 coating materials across 16 coating machines in cleanroom facilities in Livingston, Scotland.Continue reading “Helia Photonics is Silver Partner of Photonic Integration Conference”
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.Continue reading “Photonic Integration: A key enabler for multi-measure and sensing in complex Infrastructure”
About Smart Photonics
SMART Photonics, based in Eindhoven, offers production services for Indium Phosphide based photonic components. We are an independent pure-play foundry, using our knowledge and experience to deliver photonic components for our customers, based on their designs. We have a highly skilled team, eager to work on innovative and exciting integration technologies.
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.Continue reading “Early detection of cancer in urine using photonic biosensors”
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.
Photonics Applications Week 2019 is an umbrella event focused on real-life applications of photonics.
The Internet of Things and Li-Fi Event
(09:30 – 17:00) is about how Li−Fi enables IoT in providing networked mobile communication using the light. Optical Wireless Communication (OWC) is very well positioned to provide high speed, latency-free communication for these applications. By networking multiple OWC-enabled access points, one can build a new mobile communication system integrated with lighting. At the moment, first generations of of Li-Fi system, based on visible or InfraRed LEDs are rolled out, based on the new ITU standard, but the potential for OWC goes much further. Read more and register here
A world that communicates through natural light, that’s the goal! Learn more on September 30, at IoT & Li-Fi Event!
Speakers & presentation titles (selection):Continue reading “IoT & Li-Fi Event during Photonics Applications Week 2019”