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Integrated bio-photonics to revolutionize health care enabled through PIX4life and PIXAPP
Author(s): Hilde Jans; Peter O'Brien; Iñigo Artundo; Marco A. G. Porcel; Romano Hoofman; Douwe Geuzebroek; Pieter Dumon; Marcel van der Vliet; Jeremy Witzens; Eric Bourguignon; Pol Van Dorpe; Liesbet Lagae
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Paper Abstract

Photonics has become critical to life sciences. However, the field is far from benefiting fully from photonics' capabilities. Today, bulky and expensive optical systems dominate biomedical photonics, even though robust optical functionality can be realized cost-effectively on single photonic integrated circuits (PICs). Such chips are commercially available mostly for telecom applications, and at infrared wavelengths. Although proof-of-concept demonstrations for PICs in life sciences, using visible wavelengths are abundant, the gating factor for wider adoption is limited in resource capacity. Two European pilot lines, PIX4life and PIXAPP, were established to facilitate European R and D in biophotonics, by helping European companies and universities bridge the gap between research and industrial development. Through creation of an open-access model, PIX4life aims to lower barriers to entry for prototyping and validating biophotonics concepts for larger scale production. In addition, PIXAPP enables the assembly and packaging of photonic integrated circuits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2018
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10506, Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications XV, 105060V (20 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2288519
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Hilde Jans, IMEC (Belgium)
Peter O'Brien, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
Iñigo Artundo, VLC Photonics (Spain)
Marco A. G. Porcel, VLC Photonics (Spain)
Romano Hoofman, IMEC (Belgium)
Douwe Geuzebroek, LioniX International (Netherlands)
Pieter Dumon, Luceda Photonics (Belgium)
Marcel van der Vliet, PhoeniX Software (Netherlands)
Jeremy Witzens, RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany)
Eric Bourguignon, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
Pol Van Dorpe, IMEC (Belgium)
Liesbet Lagae, IMEC (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10506:
Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications XV
Alexander N. Cartwright; Dan V. Nicolau; Dror Fixler, Editor(s)

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