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Silicon photonics adoption in UK industry -
impact by collaboration

Wednesday 11th October 2017

Silicon photonics is a rapidly evolving research field that has recently attracted a lot of interest from both academia and the semiconductor industry. Utilising silicon-based material platforms, and combining mature silicon processing technologies and tools from the semiconductor industry, silicon photonics offers the most promising solutions for industrial-scale fabrication of hybrid devices in which optical and electronic components are integrated onto a single chip.

In recent years, with the assistance of research funding for photonics technologies under the auspices of Photonics for future systems programme, considerable progress has been made in design, characterisation, and manufacture of photonic-electronic integrated circuits.

Many new devices could benefit from silicon photonics technology. This conference focusses on recent developments and new applications.

Of importance to attendees at this conference is the adoption of silicon photonics – how can academia assist Industry to benefit from silicon photonics in new devices and systems.

This meeting is led by a team from the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton and includes contributions from key research groups around the UK, with the involvement of companies currently adopting silicon photonics technologies.

The meeting comprises a programme of invited speakers and a poster session. The programme will allow time for delegates to network with others and to visit the exhibition.

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The technical programme will be available nearer the time on the website. The meeting programme will be prepared to allow all delegates sufficient time to visit the exhibition.

The 2017 Conference and Industry Programme, run by Enlighten Meetings with its partners, covers application and technology advances, innovations and emerging technologies.

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Dr Callum Littlejohns (Chair)
Optoelectonics Research Centre, University of Southampton.

Stephen Duffy
Optocap Ltd, Livingston.

Dr Wyn Meredith
Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC), Cardiff.

Prof Graham Reed
Silicon Photonics and Group Leader, University of Southampton.

Prof Alwyn Seeds
Professor of Opto-electronics,
University College London.