Future photonic chip modules will look a lot like todays electronic chip packages

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except for a small shiny area on the surface..

Peter Harmsma, program manager at CITC will be the moderator of the 2021 edition of the Photonic Integration Conference. Peter has a background in integrated photonics. He is a senior scientist at TNO with special interest in photonic sensing, and currently acts as program manager photonic packaging at CITC.

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Megatrends in the automotive & mobility sector and the role of integrated photonics

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Presentation by Carol de Vries, Technology and System consultant at PhotonDelta

The automotive industry is going through unprecedented changes, driven by 3 mega trends that are happening in the same timeframe. These are electrification, the drive towards autonomous vehicles & driver support systems, and the change in mobility patterns and city infrastructure.

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

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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”

“PIC Package Assembly Building Blocks” – Presented by Andrew Thompson, Optocap

“PIC Package Assembly Building Blocks” – Presented by Andrew Thompson, Optocap, at Photonic Integration Conference, Sep 27, 2016, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

A review of the possibilities for PIC packaging & what to consider for when assessing the needs of your PIC prototype package platform.

Advice on how to navigate the package development stepping stones to get your product into production. Continue reading ““PIC Package Assembly Building Blocks” – Presented by Andrew Thompson, Optocap”

“PIC Helps to Overcome Limitations of CW Lasers” – presented by Evaldas Pabrėža, Integrated Optics

Evaldas Pabrėža

According to Evaldas Pabrėža, traditional CW laser designs encounter a great number of technical limitations. Especially Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) lasers. ON/OFF modulation is often limited to few kHz, power stability is heavily affected by environmental temperature, the beam shape can change upon change of the output power. PIC seems like a magic cure for all of these deficiencies.

But is it ready to be implemented in mass production and vast use in fields like laser spectroscopy, imaging or display?

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Photonic IC Market Projected to Grow at 25.3% CAGR from 2015 to 2022

Photonic IC Market

Photonic IC Market Projected to Grow at 25.3% CAGR from 2015 to 2022

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Photonic IC Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 – 2022,” the market was valued at US$0.19 bn in 2013, and is expected to reach US$1.3 bn by 2022, expanding at a CAGR of 25.3% from 2015 to 2022. Continue reading “Photonic IC Market Projected to Grow at 25.3% CAGR from 2015 to 2022”

First on-chip metamaterial with zero refractive index is promising for manipulating light in PICs

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The first on-chip metamaterial with a refractive index of 0 gives light an infinite phase velocity, which could be advantageous for manipulating light in photonic integrated circuits.

The metamaterial consists of silicon pillar arrays embedded in a polymer matrix and clad in gold film and was developed at Harvard University’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. It can couple to silicon waveguides to interface with standard integrated photonic components and chips. Continue reading “First on-chip metamaterial with zero refractive index is promising for manipulating light in PICs”

Visible light chip rules the waves

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Visible light chip rules the waves

Measurements are essential to the production process in many industries. Take the food industry, for example, in which pathogens and other substances that do not belong in food must be identified and removed in time to avoid possible food scandals. Or consider farming, for which light, air, water and fertiliser must be combined in the correct proportions to produce an optimal harvest. Just think of the possibilities if a sensor technology could be developed that is not only extremely compact but can also perform various complex measurements simultaneously and real-time and on-site. Continue reading “Visible light chip rules the waves”