It only needs to be imagined

Why are integrated photonics applied less frequently as an enabling technology than electronics or ‘standard’ optical equipment? For chip manufacturer SMART Photonics, in Eindhoven, the answer is simple: photonics is a relatively unknown technology and integrated photonics is virtually unheard of; despite the fact that the technology has so much potential. A few years ago the company began to produce integrated photonic chips with the potential for diverse applications in a wide range of industries. In high-tech industries sectors such as data and telecom, the medical sector and aviation, integrated photonics offer many advantages and new functionalities compared or in addition to existing solutions. Continue reading “It only needs to be imagined”