The Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap – International (IPSR-I) 2020 is available now

ipsr-i 2020

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”

Engineering and Regulatory Pathways for Designing Lenses and Light Pipes for PICs in Wearable Medical Devices

Shourjya Sanyal

by Dr. Shourjya Sanyal, CEO, Think Biosolution

Optical elements such as light-pipes and lenses allow physical coupling of the PICs with the external environment. Optimal design is a critical part of the design for manufacturing (DFM) process and can deliver impact in terms of increasing both brightness of the source and signal to noise ratio of the optical sensor. One of the biggest challenges in photonic integrated circuits (PICs) is to design a system that continues interacting with the external environment without a loss of quality over time.

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Instant diagnosis of major diseases, eradication of all road accidents, some of the benefits to be generated by European Photonics, study shows

Instant diagnosis

Instant diagnosis of major diseases, eradication of all road accidents, some of the benefits to be generated by European Photonics, study shows

Instant diagnosis of major diseases, the eradication of all road accidents, and the creation of 1 million new jobs are some of the benefits that will be generated by the Photonics sector by 2030 according to a new vision paper published by Photonics21.

The vision paper ‘Europe’s Age of Light’ sets out a new strategy for the future of European photonics highlighting what could be achieved if this technology is maintained by the EU as a key funding priority in FP9. The paper was created through consultation with the photonics community, including more than 1,700 companies and research organizations.

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Status of AIM Photonics – Presented by Michael Liehr, AIM Photonics

Michael Liehr

Status of AIM Photonics – Presented by Michael Liehr, AIM Photonics, at the 3rd edition of the Photonic Integration Conference, on September 26, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The American Institute for Manufacturing Photonics (AIM Photonics) is a manufacturing consortium headquartered in NY, with funding from the US Department of Defense, New York State, California and Massachusetts, and industrial partners to advance the state of the art in the design, manufacture, testing, assembly, and packaging of integrated photonic devices. Dr. Michael Liehr, CEO of AIM Photonics, will describe the technical goals, operational framework, milestones, and opportunities for the broader photonics community.

About Michael Liehr
Michael Liehr is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute for Manufacturing (AIM) of Integrated Photonics and the SUNY Poly Executive Vice President for Technology and Innovation. Prior to this assignment, he led the Global 450mm Consortium as the General Manager and was an IBM Distinguished Engineer. Continue reading “Status of AIM Photonics – Presented by Michael Liehr, AIM Photonics”

Photonic Integration Conference 2017 welcomes PIC International magazine as Media Partner

PIC Magazine

Photonic Integration Conference 2017 welcomes PIC Magazine as Media Partner

About PIC International magazine

, simulation, fabrication, testing, packaging and measurement of photonic integrated circuits, including a ‘deep dive’ into the various materials platforms from today’s InP technology through to challenges from silicon photonics and polymer systems. Beyond that, the title will highlight research breakthroughs with commercial potential and examine customer requirements.
The publication brings together suppliers, designers and manufacturers across the PIC ecosystem from development through to application, providing a forum for the community to share opinions on the challenges ahead, roadmap progress and open up new markets.

About Photonic Integration Conference 2017

On September 26, 2017, the 3rd edition of the Photonic Integration Conference will take place at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Continue reading “Photonic Integration Conference 2017 welcomes PIC International magazine as Media Partner”

“Photonics, PICs and the Digitization of European Industry” – Presented by Ronan Burgess, European Commission

Ronan Burgess

“Photonics, PICs and the Digitization of European Industry” – Presented by Ronan Burgess, European Commission, at the Photonic Integration Conference, September 27, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

This presentation will give an overview of Photonics in Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The core of Horizon 2020 support for Photonics is to be found in the Photonics PPP, which will provide up to 700 million euro funding for research and innovation activities in photonics over the 7 years of Horizon 2020. The speaker will give an overview of what has been achieved in the first years of Horizon 2020 and in particular the activities related to integrated photonics. Finally the potential of photonics in boosting the competitiveness of European industry will be addressed and how the EU’s policy on the “Digitization of European Industry” will provide an opportunity for the entire photonics sector. Continue reading ““Photonics, PICs and the Digitization of European Industry” – Presented by Ronan Burgess, European Commission”

New research suggests light could exist in a previously unknown form

New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining the properties of both.

According to the scientists behind the study, from Imperial College London, the coupled light and electron would have properties that could lead to circuits that work with packages of light – photons – instead of electrons. Continue reading “New research suggests light could exist in a previously unknown form”

There’s a ‘light on a chip’ revolution coming and Europe is in the lead

Demand for bandwidth is exploding

It’s tough being a data center these days. Demand for bandwidth is exploding. Every second, two households are connected to the Internet, and the amount of data doubles for each connection every 18 months. In 2016, over a billion smartphones will be sold worldwide, and each device needs access to a data center.

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"JePPIX: Low cost access to PIC technology for SMEs" – Presented by Katarzyna Ławniczuk, TU/e – JePPIX

Development of photonic ICs from application idea through simulation, design using advanced PDK tools, till fabrication and packaging is entirely enabled by JePPIX (Joint European Platform for Photonic Integration Components and Circuits) and enabled at low costs for SMEs, but also for large companies and research institutes. This is thanks to applied generic integration model that separates photonic IC application development from technology aspects, and thus accelerates development of novel photonic-based devices.

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