Harnessing the efficiency, precision and speed of light in a photonic chip
Photonics is a rapidly growing field where the total market volume is comparable to the market of electronics, and growing even faster. Whereas integrated circuits are already dominant technologies in the field of electronics, photonic integration is still taking off. It is a critical enabler for the modern internet and is poised to enable new forms of sensing and imaging. The Photonics Integration (PhI) group performs leading edge research into indium phosphide semiconductor based technology for photonic integration and its applications. This develops along three research lines listed below ('read more') and involves a number of national and international research projects. Our group offers opportunities for Master and PhD students to do leading-edge research on advanced photonic ICs and technology, and to prepare for a job in a variety of high-tech companies that use photonics, semiconductor technologies, and/or photonic integrated circuits in their products. You might even think to start your own business in this rapidly growing field.Read more
WORK WITH US!
The Photonic Integration group posts new positions throughout the year. Most of our scientific vacancies can be seen here. Check our projects and publications for our current scope of research.
All scientific as well as non-scientific vacancies are centrally cataloged by the Electrical Engineering department and can be found here.
Meet some of our Researchers
David de Vocht
Jasper de Graaf
Victor Dolores Calzadilla
Jos van der Tol
Bernat Molero Agudo
Supports and accelerates the innovation capacity of European companies by providing them with direct access to the expertise and state-of-the-art facilities of Europe's leading photonics research centers.
ChipAI aims to develop a nanoscale photonics-enabled technology capable of deliver compact, high-bandwidth and energy efficiency CPUs using optically interconnected spiking neuron-like sources and detectors.
Enables the miniaturization and efficiency enhancements for components on the indium phosphide membrane on silicon platform.
NewControl will develop and deliver virtualized platforms for each vehicular sub-system essential to autonomous operation at SAE Level 3+. Each of these unifies the critical components required to realize a specific function – perception, cognition, control – through vertical integration within an adaptive (not rigid) architectural framework.
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.
Smart optical monitoring for condition based maintenance
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.
The Photonic Integration group is partnering with industry and start-ups to provide commercial access to leading edge technologies. Our main partners are:
ACTPHAST (Access CenTer for PHotonics innovAtion Solutions and Technology Support) is a unique 'one-stop-shop' for supporting photonics innovation by European companies, which is financially supported by the European Commission under the FP7 framework (Grant Agreement No. 619205). ACTPHAST supports and accelerates the innovation capacity of European companies by providing them with direct access to the expertise and state-of-the-art facilities of Europe's leading photonics research centres (the ACTPHAST Partners), enabling companies to exploit the tremendous commercial potential of applied photonics. There are 23 research institutes who together make up the ACTPHAST Partners. JePPIX participates in ACTPHAST to enable open access to Europe's InP photonic integration capability. More information about ACTPHAST can be found in this video.
EFFECT Photonics (founded in 2010) delivers highly integrated optical communications products based on its Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical System-on-Chip technology.
JePPIX (Joint European Platform for Photonic Integrated Components and Circuits) is partnering with Europe's key players in the field of photonic integration to provide access to advanced photonic integrated circuits. More information about JePPIX can be found in this video
SMART Photonics offers a generic process developed in collaboration with the COBRA research institute. It allows for fast prototyping and low cost development without compromising performance and functionality. SMART Photonics is the worlds first foundry to commercially offer MPW services on InP.
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Simulating a computer-generated waveguide hologram scattering problem with an artificial 2D Gaussian beam source2023 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM (2023)
Novel wafer-scale adhesive bonding with improved alignment accuracy and bond uniformityMicroelectronic Engineering (2023)
The concept of PICabooJPhys Photonics (2023)
Efficient and fabrication error tolerant grating couplers on the InP membrane on silicon platformApplied Optics (2022)
Monolithically integrated InP 2.5 GHz Fourier Domain Mode-Locked Laser at 1530nm28th International Semiconductor Laser Conference, ISLC 2022 (2022)
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:
PhotonDelta Fast Career Track Program for Electrical Engineering students
Interested? Send an email to email@example.com
Communications officerIrene Visscheri.a.visscher@ tue.nl