Photonic integration (PI) is a new standard for providing cost effective and high-performance miniaturized optical systems for a wide range of applications. However, higher adoption of photonic IC-based products and services across a wide range of verticals still calls for several optimizations namely at the level of active material for the lasers, decrease of the overall waveguide loss and development of better predictive performance methodologies implemented in the Process Design Kits (PDK).
EDIFY will overcome this challenges by providing cutting-edge training to young researchers on the emerging field of integrated photonics and its translation into circuit fabrication and commercialization. EDIFY will train three ESRs at two world-leading European academic institutions and four industrial companies, thus forming a strong interdisciplinary network between industry and technical sciences to overcome specific barriers of the integrated photonics sector.
Skilled in a multidisciplinary background (i.e. photonics fundamentals, circuit design and dedicated software and nanofabrication modalities) EDIFY ESRs will jointly contribute for significant improvements in the performance, power consumption and predictive methodologies of current PICs technologies with direct impact in: data communications, fibre-tothe-
home, fibre sensors, gas sensing, medical diagnostics, metrology and consumer photonics.
The availability of professionals combining the EDIFY ESRs skills will directly fuel emerging PIC-based innovation and ensure its exploitation by the photonic industry. Importantly, with these emerging opportunities unique career opportunities will arise for the professionals involved in this technological step change in Photonic ICs segment.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates
5656 AE Eindhoven
3604 CE Maarssen