SMART Photonics is Gold Partner of ONLINE Photonic Integration Conference

SMART Photonics

SMART Photonics
Independent InP Foundry – Your design, our service, your future

SMART Photonics, located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, is a foundry offering production services for mainly Indium Phosphide based photonic components. We are an independent pure-play foundry, using our knowledge, experience and equipment to produce photonic components for our customers, based on their designs.

We offer the complete production process from epitaxial growth and re-growth, processing, polishing and dicing of wafers into chips. As an independent Pure-Play foundry we support our customers from the proof of concept phase up to and including full production. As a foundry, we also offer single or combined process steps to complete or being a back-up for the production processes of customers.

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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”

Photonic Integrated Circuits are Enabling Innovative Products

Photonic Integrated Circuits

Photonic Integrated Circuits are Enabling Innovative Products

People from all over the world will be present at the 3rd Annual Photonic Integration Conference which will take place at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. One of the keynotes will be by Lightwave Logic CEO Dr. Michael Lebby. His main message: “Photonic Integrated Circuits are Enabling Innovative Products.”

Dr. Lebby will provide an overview of the data communications environment and the latest results of polymer PICs that can scale using 50Gbps modulators for 400Gbps applications. His company, Lightwave Logic, is a technology company focused on the development of Next Generation Photonic Devices and Non-Linear Optical Polymer Materials Systems for applications in high-speed fiber-optic data communications and telecommunications.

The 3rd Annual Photonic Integration Conference is a technical conference that focuses only on PIC based technologies and attracts speakers and companies from all over the world and is attended by senior stakeholders in the integrated photonics value-chain. Continue reading “Photonic Integrated Circuits are Enabling Innovative Products”

PhoeniX Software, INPHOTEC partner to facilitate design and fabrication process of photonic integrated circuits

Silicon photonics

Silicon photonics holds the potential to become a cost-effective, scalable technology for the production of photonic integrated circuits (PIC’s) to address applications including high-performance optical networking, data center interconnects, signal processing, and biological and chemical sensing.

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"High accuracy deformation measurement employing photonic integrated circuits" – Presented by Iwan Akkermans, ASML

In advanced lithography tools, sub-nanometer positioning accuracy is required. Small deformations can affect machine performance and need to be monitored. Therefore ASML is developing high accuracy deformation sensors employing photonic IC technology.

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"Process control modules for photonic integrated circuits" – Presented by Dzmitry Pustakhod, Eindhoven University of Technology

Photonic integrated circuits are nowadays available through multi-project wafer runs that are carried out at various foundries. In this novel approach complex photonic ICs are designed using building blocks with guaranteed performance. Process control modules (PCMs) provide foundries the means to test performance parameters of the building blocks and assess the fabrication process. The PROCON STW project has developed a number of such PCMs. In the presentation we will review the results.

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"InP membrane on silicon photonic integrated circuits" – Presented by Gunther Roelkens, Eindhoven University of Technology

Progress in the development of InP membrane on silicon photonic integrated circuits will be discussed. This includes the realization of passive optical function, lasers and high-speed photodetectors in an InP membrane platform.

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30,000 Times More Accurate Measurements Thanks to Integrated Photonics

From the aerodynamics of aircraft wings to micro-vibrations in the high-tech industry: a wide range of industries have a pressing need for extremely accurate measurement systems. Technobis, based in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, develops just such measurement systems. Thanks to Integrated Photonics Technology, their measurement accuracy and reliability has increased considerably. It is now possible to take measurements just 50 nanoseconds apart, 400,000 times faster than a hummingbird’s wings, which flap 50 times per second. Continue reading “30,000 Times More Accurate Measurements Thanks to Integrated Photonics”

“PIC: the next generation IC…”, Presented by Michael Lebby, OneChip Photonics Corporation

Michael Lebby

“PIC: the next generation IC…”, Presented by Michael Lebby, OneChip Photonics Corporation

Semiconductors that emit, detect, and manage light have evolved to become a mature photonics technology for advanced products today that range from laser based systems such as DVD and Blu-ray consumer products to high performing solar cell systems that power satellites and remote solar farms, and to the communications engines inside huge datacentres that power the internet. Continue reading ““PIC: the next generation IC…”, Presented by Michael Lebby, OneChip Photonics Corporation”