Light: the essential ingredient for future technology
The exponential increase in data traffic is becoming unsustainable. At the present pace, information technologies will soon be responsible for >10% of the global electricity consumption. Photonics – the technology that uses light to carry information – can come to rescue, by providing low-energy, high-speed data transmission throughout the internet and within data centers. Photonics additionally provides new ways to sense the world around us and is a key enabling technology for healthcare, autonomous driving and smart farming. However, these promises can only be realized if increasingly complex photonic chips can be produced at low cost. Within the Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute we perform fundamental and applied research aimed at making this dream come true.
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 Center for Integrated Photonics
Related research groups
The seven 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...
The MBx group develops technologies based on micro- and nanoparticles for monitoring patients and for treating diseases. Towards this goal,...
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 principal investigators
Jaime Gómez Rivas
Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
Jos van der Tol
Henrie van den Boom
Arthur de Jong
Our research in the area of Integrated Photonics covers the whole chain from materials to system engineering. We develop and integrate new materials and components on the nanoscale, connect micro-photonic integrated circuits and micro-electronic integrated circuits, and devise solutions to enable the next generation 5G network.
Interreg - OIP4NWE
Provides the full range of assembly and integration technologies needed to package these multi functional PIC devices, across all stages of manufacturing – from prototyping to medium scale manufacture.
Towards the neW era of 1.6 Tb/s System-In-Package transceivers for datacenter appLIcations exploiting wafer-scale co-inteGration of InP membranes and InP-HBT elecTronics.
Our technology and ideas have found their way to the market, through collaborations with large companies and spin-offs. To make this even simpler, we have created a national integrated photonics ecosystem, PhotonDelta, and a European platform for photonic integration, JePPIX. On the right you can read some of our success stories.
PhotonDelta Fast Career Track program
Integrated photonics will have major impact in areas such as communications, healthcare, agro-food, 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, together with researchers and companies active in this field. For more information please consult:
Interested? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting addressCenter for Integrated PhotonicsFlux 0.155Building number 19Groene Loper 55612 AE EindhovenThe Netherlands
Postal addressCenter for Integrated PhotonicsFlux 0.155PO Box 5135600 MB EindhovenThe Netherlands
Contact personCenter for Integrated Photonics Officeipioffice@ tue.nl