Silicon Photonics Meeting at Photonex 2019 Attracts Speakers from Across Europe

The holding of the first Industry & Academia: Working Together in Silicon Photonics EPSRC outreach meeting at Photonex two years ago opened up the possibility for experts and those new to silicon photonics to be able to meet in the UK annually, and discover silicon photonics without the need to travel overseas to events such as OFC in the US and ECOC in Europe. One comment overheard last year, “This has turned into a really useful gathering!"

In this third meeting the Horizon 2020 PICTURE project will be featured, which is coordinated by III-V LAB in France. The objective of the PICTURE project is to develop a photonic integration technology by bonding multi-III-V-dies of different epitaxial stacks to SOI wafers.

Dr Callum Littlejohns, the conference Chair, comments “We are delighted to have so many excellent speakers including Professor Laurent Vivien, University Paris Sud, France and Professor Xin Yin, imec, Ghent University, Belgium. The event will be opened by Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow North West. The aim of this meeting is to explore ways in which industry and academia can work more effectively together to expedite adoption of silicon photonics in industry and we believe that by bringing together key members of the community we will be able to achieve this goal.”

This meeting is led by a team from the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton, as well as Facebook, Tyndall and Resolute Photonics. It includes contributions from both companies currently utilising silicon photonics technologies and key European research groups.

Researchers are urged to submit posters for presentation at the conference which will be held as part of the Enlighten Conference, co-located with Photonex 2019 on the 9th October in Coventry.

Visit the meeting page at: Silicon Photonics | Industry and academia working together in silicon photonics.

Source: https://photonex.org/

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