Philippe Absil: Partnering for silicon photonics prototyping

A cooperative environment is fostering the development of the technology's potential larger bandwidth and low cost, for use in communications and data centers.

05 August 2016

Philippe Absil, Ph.D. is the director of the 3D and optical I/O technologies department at imec since 2013 and has been responsible for the silicon photonics technology platform development since 2010. Before that he spent seven years managing the advanced CMOS scaling program at imec. In the early 2000s he developed the passive photonics platform technology for Little Optics Inc., Maryland, USA. He earned his Ph.D. degree in 2000 from the department of electrical engineering at the University of Maryland at College Park. His doctoral work contributed to the early demonstrations of semiconductor micro-ring resonators.

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