Paving the Way for InP Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) devices

nazanin Shafiee

by Nazanin Shafiee, SMART Photonics BV

Global Coronavirus pandemic has impacted all industries across the globe, and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) market has been no exception. However, unlike a lot of the industries heading for a decline, global PIC market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 23.8% over the next five years.

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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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“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”

“Evolution of Photonic Design Services” – Presented by Katrin Rylander, Bright Photonics

Katrin Rylander

“Evolution of Photonic Design Services” – Presented by Katrin Rylander, Bright Photonics, at Photonic Integration Conference, Sep 27, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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“Dos and Don’ts for Commercial Success of PICs” – Presented by Martin Schell, Fraunhofer HHI

commercial success

Generally, PICs solve optical tasks in a much more elegant way than discrete optics. This, however, is no guarantee for commercial success. Some historical examples for commercial success and failures of PICs will be given. A guideline, how to choose the right PIC technology for the right task and volume follows with the intention to help PIC users to minimize upfront development costs and risk.

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"Who is Commscope and how to use PIC’s in an optical network" – Presented by Willy Rietveld, Commscope

On the 28th of August 2015 CommScope Holding Company, Inc. has completed its acquisition of TE Connectivity’s Telecom, Enterprise and Wireless businesses, a leader in fiber optic connectivity for wireline and wireless networks.  The all-cash transaction, valued at approximately $3 billion, strengthens CommScope’s position as a leading communications infrastructure provider with deeper resources to meet the world’s growing demand for network bandwidth.  This transaction creates a stronger company with greater innovation, employee talent and overall capabilities to serve customers in four major areas: 1) Indoor and outdoor wireless networks, 2) Data centers and central offices, 3) Connected and efficient buildings and 4) Access and backhaul networks. Commscope is now actively developing PIC’s for the next generation of optical networks.

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"Using PICs to bring long reach telecom technologies to the end user" – Presented by Boudewijn Docter, EFFECT Photonics

Optical fiber technology was originally deployed to cover long distances between continents. Because these submarine cables are expensive to deploy, advanced technologies were developed to use the fiber bandwidth as efficient as possible. The high cost of these new technologies were shared among all users of the back-bone connections. With the development of novel PIC technology, these advanced technologies become a lot more affordable. Today PIC technology is appearing in medium and short range communication links, all the way down to the end user. This is an appealing business for product companies as well as the foundry businesses behind it.

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