Dutch industrial partners in integrated photonics collaborate on PICs in space!
The PhotonDelta Flagship project connects and involves the main Dutch industry players in integrated photonics, which are now jointly collaborating in the PhotonDelta ecosystem. The consortium includes Bright Photonics, LioniX International, EFFECT Photonics, SMART Photonics, PHIX Photonics Assembly, Technobis Fiber Technologies, VTEC Lasers & Sensors and TNO.
The companies cover the entire supply chain from chip design, chip manufacturing, assembly, packaging and testing. Click here for more details.
7th International Symposium for Optical Interconnect in Data Centres
7th International Symposium for Optical Interconnect in Data Centres will take place at ECOC2019, Dublin. The focus of this symposium is the evolution of high-performance, low-energy and low-cost optical and photonic interconnect technologies for data communications. Click here for more details.
MASSTART: MASS manufacturing of TrAnsceiveRs for Terabit/s era
MASSTART aims to provide a holistic transformation to the assembly and characterization of high speed photonic transceivers towards bringing the cost down to €1/Gb/s or even lower in mass production.
Gravitational wave detector
Photonic IC-based OCT system
Proof-of-concept of a miniaturized spectral-domain optical coherence tomography system, based on photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology. The integrated optics 512-channel spectrometer consists of cascaded arrayed waveguide gratings (AWG) with the output waveguides directly attached to a CCD detector. The spectrometer has a center wavelength of 850 nm and a spectral sampling interval of 0.22 nm. The PIC has a footprint of only 2.0 cm × 2.7 cm. Click here to download the article.
Photonic ICs in sensor systems
The added value comes with integrated photonics. Technobis systems are lighter and compact, more stable, more accurate and need less power. Click here to read more (in Dutch).
Pilot line project lnPulse launches to give Europe edge in integrated photonics
MASSTART Project: official start
L3MATRIX: 2D Silicon Photonics matrix at ECOC 2018.
Insights from European CEOs
EPIC interviews Bright Photonics CEO, Ronald Broeke, about his vision and his advice to young aspiring entrepreneurs. Click here to read the complete interview.
BRIGHT & Nazca won the PIC Hero Award!
BRIGHT Photonics and Nazca Design are the winners of the PIC Hero Award 2018. Thank you for your votes!
In 2017 BRIGHT launched “NAZCA Design”. A state-of-the art free and open source PIC design tool for mask layout and more. It highly stimulates open access and open innovation for commercial and research projects. NAZCA turns out to be a game changer. While sharing PIC design for free with the community, the core business of BRIGHT Photonics remains quality driven commercial product development support for PIC based applications.
The new frontier in cancer diagnostics
Integrated Photonics in RTLz Smart City
Photonic ICs were featured on Dutch TV in RTLz “Doe Maar Duurzaam”. The item showed applications and how open innovation makes designing PICs more accessible with http://nazca-design.org/.
Bright Photonics item in RTLz
A journey into space!
"Technobis Fibre Technologies, a part of the Technobis Group, of Alkmaar, the Netherlands, has been developing and collaborating in aerospace projects for years. Technobis Fibre currently does so using photonic integrated circuits, which combine many optical elements into one chip and allow modulation and detection of light." Bright Photonics, who designed the chips for Technobis is proud to be part of this journey into space!
Sensing machine health and more
Technobis shares the story of replacing large, heavy, expensive and power-hungry systems for vehicle health monitoring with photonic integrated circuits. Smaller and lighter, their products also became thousands of times more accurate. Being responsible for the chips design, we are very happy with Technobis success!
Towards the New Generation Networks
To cope with the growing capacity and coverage demand for wireless services the EU-COMANDER project has proposed a Next Generation Network that merges the optical and wireless infrastructures.
A key component thereof is a Remote Access Unit, designed as a photonic integrated chip by Bright Photonics BV. For more details check PIC Magazine.
Minimal Invasive Surgery
OptiGrip, a sensitive instrument for performing minimally-invasive surgery, is one of the first medical instruments in the world using integrated photonics. "It controls the handling of the tissue in case the surgeon would mistakenly apply too much force on the tissue; the force will be optimized unnoticed by the surgeon to guarantee safety in all situations." We consider ourselves extremely lucky to design photonic chips for such an innovative product!