The effect of photonic integration on the evolution of communication systems – Presented by Hercules Avramopoulos, Photonics Communications Research Laboratory National TU of Athens at the 19th edition European Conference on Integrated Optics, which takes place on 3 – 5 April 2017 at Eindhoven University of Technology, Blauwe Zaal in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Over the last decades, the ubiquitous necessity for high-bandwidth and low-cost has instigated the penetration of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) though all the major application areas of Photonics, designating them as the fundamental building block of Datacom, Telecom and Sensing implementations. In this talk, state of the art photonic integration technologies for communications are discussed as well as technology requirements and challenges for future applications.
About Hercules Avramopoulos
Hercules Avramopoulos is a full Professor of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He also heads the Photonics Communications Research Laboratory (PCRL). He has performed and led blue-sky and applied research to turn photonics concepts into applied solutions for telecoms, datacoms and sensing. He has served in posts as Panel Member of the European Research Council (ERC), member of conference program committees, has been an active member of the Board of Stakeholders of the Photonics 21 Association and others.
About The Photonics Communications Research Laboratory
The Photonics Communications Research Laboratory (PCRL) was founded in September 1995 by Prof. Hercules Avramopoulos, as a research facility of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), and member of the Institute of Communications & Computer Systems (ICCS). It currently numbers 20 doctoral and post-doctoral researchers whose research interests include optical interconnects and telecommunications, digital signal processing, photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design, and biophotonics/sensing.