Insights on InP technology
This special issue includes 19 papers on InP integrated photonics capturing some of the most important recent advances, and providing a reference point for current state of the art.
Meint Smit, Xaveer Leijtens, Huub Ambrosius, Erwin Bente, Jos van der Tol, Barry Smalbrugge1, Tjibbe de Vries1, Erik-Jan Geluk, Jeroen Bolk, Rene van Veldhoven, Luc Augustin1, Peter Thijs, Domenico D'Agostino, Hadi Rabbani, Katarzyna Lawniczuk, Stanislaw Stopinski, Saeed Tahvili, Antonio Corradi, Emil Kleijn, Dzmitry Dzibrou, Manuela Felicetti, Elton Bitincka, Valentina Moskalenko, Jing Zhao, Rui Santos, Giovanni Gilardi, Weiming Yao, Kevin Williams, Patty Stabile, Piet Kuindersma, Josselin Pello, Srivathsa Bhat, Yuqing Jiao, Dominik Heiss, Gunther Roelkens, Mike Wale, Paul Firth, Francisco Soares, Norbert Grote, Martin Schell, Helene Debregeas, Mohand Achouche, Jean-Louis Gentner, Arjen Bakker, Twan Korthorst, Dominic Gallagher, Andrew Dabbs, Andrea Melloni, Francesco Morichetti, Daniele Melati, Adrian Wonfor, Richard Penty, Ronald Broeke, Bob Musk and Dave Robbins
Towards a foundry model for micro- and nanophotonic ICs, a vision for Europe
Photonics is a rapidly growing sector in the global economy. Optical communications, optical disks, digital cameras, lighting, lasers and optical sensors are just a few examples. In comparison to electronics, most photonic equipment is still large and expensive. Just like in micro-electronics, many applications can be realized in a much more compact and cost-effective way by integrating the required functionality in a single chip.
So far, the progress in photonic integration technology has been hampered by the large variety in photonic devices and technologies, and the fact that most integration technologies are specific for the applications for which they have been developed. As a result the market for integrated photonics is too fragmented to justify the investments for developing an integration technology to a level that really leads to substantial cost reductions, and this, in turn, prevents rapid growth of the applications.
* This is a read only document, from the historical archive of the technology