“From idea to reality: building a photonic integrated system from scratch” – presented by Iñigo Artundo, VLC Photonics

According to Iñigo Artundo, Photonic integration has become a mature technology that is starting to be commercialized in several industrial and commercial applications. However, there are still many practical issues to consider before, during and after miniaturizing an optical system into a photonic chip, and these often involve important business considerations too.

VLC Photonics has been the complete photonic integration partner for many companies in several markets, and in this talk it will give a top-down overview of all the required steps to successfully develop an optical chip, including examples of real customer projects.

About Iñigo Artundo

He Obtained the M.Sc. in Telecom Engineering at the Universidad Publica de Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) in 2005, and received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics and Photonics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) in 2009. He has been involved in several national and European research projects and networks of excellence focused on reconfigurable optical interconnects, the design, fabrication and characterization of micro-optic devices, and on flexible access and in-building fiber network architectures. He has worked as a reviewer for several scientific journals and national funding agencies. He holds specializations in Business Financing, Commercial Management and Research, and Strategic Marketing. He is a member of IEEE, SPIE and COIT.


About VLC Photonics

VLC Photonics provides all kind of solutions for integrated optics: consultancy studies, in-house optical chip design, characterization and test, and complete prototyping through external manufacturing and packaging/assembly partners. VLC Photonics, as a pure-play fabless design house, assists companies and researchers in their photonic integration projects.

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