Integrated Photonics

Photonics, the technology that is coming at us with the speed of light

Integrated Photonics is an emerging branch of photonics in which devices are fabricated as an integrated structure onto the surface of a flat substrate. As a result of integration, complex photonic circuits can now process and transmit light in similar ways to how electronic integrated circuits process and transmit electronic signals.

The major difference between the two is that a photonic integrated circuit provides functions for information signals imposed on optical wavelengths typically in the visible spectrum or near infrared (850 nm-1650 nm).

Photonics is already being used on a large scale and successfully in everyday devices such as smartphones, TVs and solar cells. Integrated photonics is another revolutionary step that will help us gather and exchange data faster and more efficiently in the future.

Team members Andrea Fiore
Department Applied Physics
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