"Eindhoven builds photonic fundament"
Professor Ton Backx, CEO Institute for Photonic Integration TU/e
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
Meet our researchers
Jaime Gómez Rivas
Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
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
Plasma & Materials Processing
Our scientific objective is to obtain atomic-level understanding of the interaction of plasmas and reactive gases with materials in the...
Photonic Integration (PhI)
The 21st century will be the age of photonics. Just as microelectronic integration has shaped our world, so will photonic integration shape...
Research group Electro-Optical Communications (ECO)
We aim to create and shape a sustainable infrastructure in which users and devices can communicate reliably with virtually unlimited...
Physics of Nanostructures (FNA)
Physics of Nanostructures (FNA) is dedicated to the research of functional materials down to the atomic level.
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....
Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics
The program on photonics and semiconductor nanophysics focuses on the study of optical and electrical phenomena in nanostructures of...
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
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, Photonics and Semiconductor Materials group
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