Institute for Photonic Integration
The TU/e Institute for Photonic Integration (IPI) was established on April 25th 2016. It integrates all research areas crucial to photonics - materials and devices, components, circuits, systems - and cooperates with initiatives that bring photonic research results to a higher Technology Readiness Level.
From prototype to industry
The Institute for Photonic Integration is a leading R&D center in the field of photonics. The work of the institute ranges from fundamental scientific research to the development of prototypes that are taken on to the product stage by industry.
The Institute for Photonic Integration continues the research of the TU/e research school COBRA, and therefore possesses an extensive staff of researchers along with a large cleanroom (800 m2) optimized for photonics R&D. The research school has been one of the world’s leading proponents of photonics research for many years. Furthermore, there is intensive collaboration on photonics with the research groups of the University of Twente and Delft University of Technology.
The institute covers three fields: photonics materials (III-V semiconductors), integrated circuits (photonic integrated circuits, PICs) and photonic systems.
- Materials. Research work here focuses on aspects like the development of advanced materials on the basis of indium phosphide, a semiconductor that is perfectly suited for photonics.
- Photonic integrated circuits, or photonic microchips. A crucial element here is standardization, so that the development of such chips can be affordable and accessible for many parties. The European platform JePPIX, which was founded for this purpose in 2006, will be incorporated within the Institute for Photonic Integration.
- Systems that work on the basis of photonic microchips. This focal area is geared to enabling, among other things, microchips to cooperate to produce functioning systems.
The mission of the Institute for Photonic Integration is to be an internationally leading research center for integrated photonics. We want to develop scientific knowledge and technology that can help industry get new photonic products to market.
The institute wants to respond to societal requirements such as the constant increase in data consumption, offer new solutions to societal problems like medical care and contribute to innovation and economic activity in the Netherlands and Europe.
The Institute for Photonic Integration works on the basis of open innovation, with a view to optimizing the progress of the technology. To this end, we are explicitly looking for collaborations with other institutions and industry.
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