“Dos and Don’ts for Commercial Success of PICs” – Presented by Martin Schell, Fraunhofer HHI

Generally, PICs solve optical tasks in a much more elegant way than discrete optics. This, however, is no guarantee for commercial success. Some historical examples for commercial success and failures of PICs will be given. A guideline, how to choose the right PIC technology for the right task and volume follows with the intention to help PIC users to minimize upfront development costs and risk.

About Prof. Martin Schell

Martin Schell is chair for Optic and Optoelectronic Integration at the Technical University of Berlin, and Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany. He also is a board member of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC), of OptecBB (Competence Network for Optical Technologies in Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany), and member of the Photonics21 Board of Stakeholders.

About Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI

Fraunhofer HHI does research on communications since nearly 90 years. Nowadays, about every second bit transported in the internet touches HHI technology on its way to the receiver. With a strong focus on InP, we also develop polymer waveguide based hybrid integration and silicon photonics. We focus on Telecom and Datacom, with strongly increasing activities in sensor systems.

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