from EPFL and the Russian Quantum Center have built a photonic integrated,
compact, and portable soliton microcomb source. The device is less than 1 cm3
in size and is driven by an on-chip indium phosphide laser consuming less than
1 Watt of electrical power. It can be used in LIDAR, data centre interconnects,
and even satellites.
With nothing more than
a photonic chip and an ordinary camera, EPFL researchers have managed to count
biomolecules one by one in a small sample and determine their position. Their
tiny device – a marriage of optics and smart image analysis – is even able to
detect a graphene sheet only a single atom thick. This type of sensor could one
day play a key role in personalized medicine.
Researchers at EPFL have developed a simple
mid-infrared laser source that can be used to detect pollution in the
air or molecules in someone’s breath. Their system takes up considerably
less space than the large ones typically used for such tasks.
PIXAPP, the European Photonic Packaging Pilot Line, announces a call for proposals to support companies in developing scalable packaging solutions for their new photonic products. Proposals submitted under this call will be competitively reviewed by PIXAPP with the expectation to start approved projects in Q3-2019.
John D’Ambrosia, Chairman of Ethernet Alliance, and Carlos Lee, Director General of EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) signed on 11 April 2019 a collaboration agreement. The signature took place at the 16th EPIC Annual General Meeting celebrated in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Brussels again proves to be a great venue as more than 700 attend the co-located PIC International, CS International and SSI International Conferences, achieving record growth, global recognition and credibility.