InP based generic platform: the complete and versatile solution for photonic integrated circuits – Presented by Luc Augustin, SMART Photonics

InP based generic platform: the complete and versatile solution for photonic integrated circuits – Presented by Luc Augustin, SMART Photonics B.V. 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.

InP based photonic components have been around for some time and have proven to be a reliable source for communication systems. InP offers the possibility to monolithically integrate high performance active and passive components. These aspects, and the introduction of generic platforms: highly standardized industrial photonic integration processes that enable realization of a broad range of applications, will lead to a dramatic reduction of the development costs of PICs which will bring them within reach for many. This talk will address the integration platform from a foundry perspective: the integration technology, the opportunities and the scale-up to large volumes.

About Luc Augustin
Luc Augustin  received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. After his graduation, he went to industry, to work at Cedova, and Philips Research, and later in photovoltaics at Solland Solar. He has been active in the development, pilot production and optimization of innovative technologies. Currently he is CTO at SMART Photonics.

About SMART Photonics B.V.
SMART Photonics is the world’s first pure-play foundry for Indium Phosphide photonics semiconductors headquartered in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. We have a proven track record in InP research, development and production. SMART Photonics offers a generic process developed in collaboration with the COBRA research institute. This allows for fast  prototyping and low-cost development without compromising performance and functionality.

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