SPIE Bios, SPIE Photonics West, ITF Photonics

Imec will announce a new European H2020 project targeting mobile early-stage cardiovascular disease diagnosis and monitoring, building on the succesfull results of the H2020 project CARDIS which ended in Jan 2019.

Spokesperson: Prof Dr. Roel Baets, director of INTEC, an imec research lab at the Ghent University and receiver of the 2020 John Tyndall Award

Highlights:

  • Imec will showcase three important novelties in its hyperspectral imaging portfolio, bringing hyperspectral capabilities outside the lab and manufacturing environment: a mobile version of its SNAPSCAN hyperspectral camera in the visible & near infrared range (VNIR); a video-rate snapshot hyperspectral camera in the short-wave infrared (SWIR) spectrum; and a new hyperspectral imaging technology platform dedicated to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
    Spokesperson: Andy Lambrechts, program manager hyperspectral imaging at imec
  • Imec has recently demonstrated a monolithic thin-film image sensor for the SWIR range with record pixel density that enables high resolution applications in surveillance, biometric identification, virtual reality, research, and industrial automation.
    Spokesperson: Pawel Malinowksi, program manager user interfaces and imagers at imec
  • Imec and Genalyte Inc are collaborating on disposable silicon-photonics biosensor chips to be used in Genalyte’s diagnostic and molecular detection equipment. The chips combine imec’s standard silicon photonic waveguide devices with bio-compatible modifications jointly developed by imec and Genalyte. These chips allow for high levels of multiplexed biosensing due to the high integration level of Si photonics.
    Spokesperson: Pol Van Dorpe, scientific director life science technologies at imec

ITF Photonics, Feb 3, 2020 – SF Marriott, San Francisco

Imec Technology Forum Photonics 2020, co-organized with SPIE, will focus on the versatility of integrated silicon photonics technology – integrating optical and electronic circuits – enabling a new generation of compact, smart and easy to use devices with a broad potential for cloud computing, datacenters, 3D sensing, artificial intelligence, healthcare, agriculture, food analysis and more.

At ITF Photonics 2020, you will gain insights in pioneering R&D in integrated silicon photonics and its application potential in AI, imaging and health, how to advance your innovation with photonics.

ITF Photonics features speakers from imec and partnering organizations:

  • Prof. Dr. Roel Baets, the receiver of the 2020 John Tyndall Award
    Prof Baets is director of INTEC, an imec research group from UGent, The John Tyndall Award honors Prof Baets for his exceptional work in the field of silicon-photonics and its impact on applications ranging from telecommunications to environmental sensors.
  • Bert Gyselinckx, leading imec’s nano-electronics design center in the Florida.
  • Carl Smets, CEO of the imec spin-off Spectricity, developing hyperspectral sensing solutions for integration in small wearables to measure health related parameters.
  • Cary Gunn, Founder & CEO of Genalyte Inc.

For almost a decade, imec and Genalyte have teamed up in the research, development and production of disposable silicon-photonics biosensor chips to be used in Genalyte’s diagnostic and molecular detection equipment. The chips combine imec’s standard silicon photonic waveguide devices with bio-compatible modifications jointly developed by imec and Genalyte. These chips allow for high levels of multiplexed biosensing due to the high integration level of Si photonics.

The Si-photonics biosensor chips were realized at imec, as one of imec’s innovation services and solutions. The dedicated chips were developed from imec’s silicon photonics platform, which allows for miniaturization of complex photonic functions on a single chip and a dense integration of photonics and electronics.

A bio-compatible passivation technology was developed on 200mm waferscale, the chips were tested in the field, and proven to meet Genalyte’s functional requirements with high yields. The chips contain up to 128 proprietary ring resonator sensors coated by Genalyte with application-specific chemistry to create very sensitive molecular detection capability. On-chip grating couplers are used to couple the infrared light from and to Genalyte’s diagnostic equipment.

Discover all our speakers & program

Imec at SPIE Bios

At booth 8137 at SPIE Bios, imec will present its lens-free imaging, cytometry, Raman spectroscopy and general life science offering. We will also showcase the CARDIS prototype device for mobile early-stage cardiovascular disease diagnosis and monitoring. Our press release announces a new project building on the succesfull results of the CARDIS project

At the SPIE Bios conference, imec will have 3 talks:

Sat Feb 1 - Towards intracellular phase transitions in ALS disease by noncontact Brillouin microscopy, Giuseppe Antonacci, imec

Sun Feb 2 - Scattering assisted imaging, Marco Leonetti et al., Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy); Giuseppe Antonacci, Univ. Gent (Belgium) and imec

Mon Feb 3 - Design, fabrication and first testing of a novel opto-mechanical ultrasound sensor in silicon photonics, Wouter J. Westerveld et al., imec

Imec at SPIE Photonics West

Visit us at booth 3189 to talk with our experts on topics like hyperspectral imagers, 3D imagers, thin-film imagers and AR/VR applications.

We will present a mobile version of our SNAPSCAN hyperspectral camera in the visible & near infrared range (VNIR); a video-rate hyperspectral camera in the short-wave infrared (SWIR) spectrum; and a new hyperspectral imaging technology platform dedicated to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

The main specs that drive hyperspectral imaging are: form factor (mobile, light weight), broad-spectrum capabilities (Vis, NIR, SWIR..) and image quality (resolution, frame-rate). Imec now demonstrates significant improvements in all three domains. The breakthroughs are an almost logical next step in imec’s recent history of groundbreaking hyperspectral-imaging innovations it has brought directly to the market. To name just a few examples, imec currently has 8 dedicated chipsets and 13 camera-based solutions directly on offer, as well as the necessary software. Also, imec’s teams deliver design-on-demand solutions for process optimization at its customers, including integration with other relevant technologies.

At the SPIE Photonics West conference, imec will have 12 talks

Mon Feb 3 - GaAs nano-ridge lasers on silicon (Invited Paper), Dries Van Thourhout et al., Univ. Gent and imec

Mon Feb 3 - Strain-induced pockels effect in silicon for electro-optic modulation, Christian Lafforgue, et al., Ctr. de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies and imec

Mon Feb 3 - 16×16 silicon photonic AWGR for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) O-band interconnects, Konstantinos Fotiadis et al., Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece), imec and Univ. Gent (Belgium)

Mon Feb 3 - MORPHIC: Programmable photonic circuits enabled by silicon-photonic MEMS (Invited Paper), Wim Bogaerts et al, Univ. Gent, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Tyndall National Institute (Ireland), CommScope, Inc. (Belgium), VLC Photonics S.L. (Spain) and imec

Tue Feb 4 - The proliferation of heterogeneous integration approaches in silicon(nitride) integrated photonics (Keynote Presentation), Roel G. Baets, imec and Univ. Gent (Belgium)

Wed Feb 5 - Anti-parallel excitation of densely integrated hybrid silicon-polymer electro-optic modulators to minimize electrical cross talk, Reza Safian, imec and Univ. of Central Florida (USA)

Wed Feb 5 - Silicon photonic phase interrogators for on-chip calibration of optical phased arrays, Jon Øyvind Kjellman et al, imec

Wed Feb 5 - Foundry-compatible thin-film lithium niobate electro-optic modulators, Amirmahdi Honardoost, Univ. of Central Florida (USA) and imec

Wed Feb 5 - III-V/Si mid-infrared photonic integrated circuits and its applications (Invited Paper),  Gunther Roelkens, imec and Univ. Gent (Belgium)

Thu Feb 6 - Dispersive optical phased array circuit for high-resolution pixelated 2D far-field scanning controlled by a single wavelength variable (Invited Paper), Wim Bogaerts, imec and Univ. Gent (Belgium)

Thu Feb 6 - Ultra-sensitive and compact on-chip gas sensor, Giuseppe Antonacci et al, imec, Technische Univ. Wien (Austria) and Univ. Gent (Belgium)

Thu Feb 6 - Dual-mode 3dB splitter based on polarization rotation, Yingheng Tang et al., Purdue Univ. (USA) and imec

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