• 12:25-12:45
  • Grand Café
  • Integrated Photonics

Integrated Photonics - Enabler of the next Societal Revolution

  • Ton Backx
  • Eindhoven University of Technology

The developments of solid state laser and Photonic Integration technologies are enabling a next societal revolution. Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and Integrated Photonic-Electronic Systems are core to the development of low cost systems for processing of massive amounts of data at low energy per bit and at very high data rates. Furthermore, this technology enables the development of a wide range of chip based new sensor systems with very high performance. These systems can be produced in large quantities at relatively low cost. Photonic Integration will be a key enabling technology for solving major societal challenges faced today.