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Building technology platforms and foundries for photonic integrated circuits in Europe
Author(s): R. Baets; P. Dumon; W. Bogaerts; A. Chelnokov; J.-M. Fedeli; L. Vanholme; D. Steyaert
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Paper Abstract

Progress and take-up of photonic integration is hampered by a too large variety in devices and technologies. Generic integration platforms, which support a broad range of applications and can be made accessible through foundries, can deliver the cost reduction needed for a broader take-up. Silicon is ideally suited as such a generic integration platform and can support large-scale photonic integrated circuits. The ePIXnet Silicon Photonics Platform was set up to offer access to high-end silicon facilities for research and prototyping and to help establish photonic foundry processes on the longer term, bridging the gap between research and the market.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6996, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits, 69961D (1 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787029
Show Author Affiliations
R. Baets, Ghent Univ. - IMEC (Belgium)
P. Dumon, Ghent Univ. - IMEC (Belgium)
W. Bogaerts, Ghent Univ. - IMEC (Belgium)
A. Chelnokov, Minatec (France)
J.-M. Fedeli, Minatec (France)
L. Vanholme, Ghent Univ. - IMEC (Belgium)
D. Steyaert, Ghent Univ. - IMEC (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6996:
Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits
Giancarlo C. Righini; Seppo K. Honkanen; Lorenzo Pavesi; Laurent Vivien, Editor(s)

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