Light: the essential ingredient for future technology
Today’s data traffic has reached its limits. The microelectronics we use to process data lacks the efficiency we need to meet our ever increasing demands on bandwidth and speed. And datacenters around the world already use up more than three percent of all the electricity we generate. Without any mitigating measures, this energy consumption will rise to double-figure percentages of global power consumption.
Photonics – the technology that uses light instead of electrons to carry information – not only has a much higher processing speed than microelectronics, it also consumes considerably less energy per processed bit of information. However, ongoing innovation is necessary to sustainably support increasing demand in areas such as internet bandwidth, connectivity and computational power for business, entertainment, health, mobility, sustainable energy supply, air and drinking water quality, sustainable agriculture, safety and communications.Read more
Related research groups
The six TU/e groups working on Integrated Photonics together cover three fields:
- Photonic materials and devices
- Photonic integrated circuits
- Photonic systems
Advanced Nanomaterials & Devices
It is fascinating how materials properties at the nanoscale can be radically changed by means of size, crystal structure or surface states....
We have a vision of a globe-spanning ubiquitous optical network, a sustainable and reliable communication infrastructure for users and...
Provide major contributions to photonic integration and the associated applications with a particular focus on indium phosphide technology.
Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics
We explore the novel physics and applications emerging from the interaction of light with nanoscale matter.
Physics of Nanostructures
We explore novel ways of controlling the electron spin and magnetic textures at the nanoscale for a wide range of applications.
Plasma & Materials Processing
Our scientific objective is to obtain atomic-level understanding of the interaction of plasmas and reactive gases with materials in the...
Meet our researchers
Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
Jaime Gómez Rivas
Our job opportunities
"In photonics, with relatively simple steps, you can make great contributions to achieve new things. And TU/e is the best place to do photonics research, since we provide a rich working environment, excellent facilties and ample job opportunities in the Brainport region."
Andrea Fiore, Scientific Director of the TU/e Institute for Photonic Integration (IPI)
PhotonDelta Fast Career Track program
During the past 30 years the explosive growth of the internet has radically altered our lives. Photonics, the technology that uses light to transmit information, has played a key role in this revolution. The next years will see even more radical changes in areas such as communications, healthcare, agro-food, energy supply and mobility. The market is growing fast and thousands of jobs will be created. TU/e is the place to start a career in this field.
Do you want to be part of this future?
Then you should consider the new PhotonDelta Fast Career Track program. This program involves TU/e Master students in Applied Physics or Electrical Engineering in photonics research and applications from the start. You will participate to exciting research projects, define new photonic-based solutions to industrial problems, network with peers and professionals, and get first-hand contact with companies hiring in this field. Read more
Interested? For registration or questions, please send an email to email@example.com
Partners in (semi)Industry
The Institute for Photonic Integration explicitly aims to develop scientific knowledge and technology which enables industry to bring new photonic products to the market. Through the Integrated Photonics ecosystem PhotonDelta IPI is part of, we maintain intense and mutually benefitting partnerships with companies and knowledge institutions.
Feel free to contact us in case you are interested to cooperate with us.
Meet some of our partners
Visiting addressInstitute for Photonic IntegrationFlux 0.155Building number 19Groene Loper 55612 AE EindhovenThe Netherlands
Postal addressInstitute for Photonic IntegrationFlux 0.155PO Box 5135600 MB EindhovenThe Netherlands
Contact personYvonne van Kempeny.f.j.v.kempen@ tue.nl