Photonic integration in the access market – has the moment finally arrived? – Presented by John Marsh, University of Glasgow at the Photonic Integration Conference, Sep 26, 2017, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Photonic Integrated Circuits are a critical enabler in the major markets of communications, sensing, healthcare, and optical signal processing. Optical communications is the largest of these, with a 60% market share. Integration in optical transceivers is predicted to grow rapidly, with revenue growing from $4bn in 2018 to $6bn by 2021, while that for transceivers based on discrete components will plateau at $4bn. Costs must be reduced however, and the barriers faced by photonics will be contrasted with historical progress in electronics. Recommendations around specific integration technologies will be made to address the particular challenges faced in the access/PON market.
About John Marsh
John Marsh has extensive experience operating in academic and industrial environments. For the last 30 years, his research has focused on semiconductor lasers, integrated optics, and their commercialisation. He brings together an excellent R&D profile with experience of spinning out IP and creating commercial value from an academic base.
About University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow, founded in 1451, is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world, ranking in the top 1% of universities worldwide. Its School of Engineering hosts the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, one of Europe’s leading fabrication facilities, and has pioneered research in integrated optics since the 1970s.
About Photonic Integration Conference 2017
The 3rd edition of the Photonic Integration Conference will take place on September 26, 2017 at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
This edition will focus on business models for applying photonic integration, cases of photonic integration in optical sensing, lighting & energy, IT and telecom – current situation and future prospects.
Speakers from AIM Photonics, PhotonDelta, BRIDG – Bridging the Innovation Development Gap, Tyndall National Institute, University of Glasgow, Fiber To The Home COUNCIL EUROPE, Lightwave Logic, LioniX International and CEA-LETI will be there to talk about the topics of interest.
The conference program also includes a session on “Semicon meets Photonics”, hosted by The Business Cluster Semiconductors Netherlands, where you can catch a glimpse into the important role that photonics is expected to play in the future of the semiconductor industry.