Photonic ICs are booming, from both academia and industry! During 3-5 April, main players of photonic ICs in Europe as well as worldwide have gathered in Eindhoven, the city of light.
From academic side, there are interesting plenary talks and invited talks, especially in heterogeneous or hybrid integration platforms. More and more people are seriously thinking that the combinition of III-V and Si/Ge might be the solution of future.
Some recommended articles:
- Femtojoule PIC
- 2D materials with PIC
- MOS capacitive laser
- Ultralow loss PIC
- And integrated quantum optics
More articles can be found on the ECIO website: https://www.ecio-conference.org/ecio-2017-papers/
From industry side, it is more and more clear that the PIC companies are growing fast, and they are already stepping into commercial production lines and delivering to customers. Among them, I have to say that InP generic PIC is leading ahead! Check out what Smartphotonics is doing: www.smartphotonics.nl
Overall it is a very successful conference held by our group. We look forward and welcome all interested parties and potential collaborations!