Research Focus of IPH
The chip-scale implementation of opto-electronic systems on silicon substrates – Silicon Photonics – has made rapid progress over the last two decades. It is commercially applied to electro-optic transceivers in both the short distance datacom and high-performance coherent optical communications segments as well as in a range of sensing applications such as for example light detection and ranging, LiDAR, and optical coherence tomography.
However, this technology is still rapidly evolving. The Chair of Integrated Photonics is involved in a number of research projects at the forefront of silicon photonics, addressing novel material integration, advanced assembly concepts, advanced signal processing schemes, and emerging applications in biology and emerging computation platforms.