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Integrated photonics: a guiding light for next-gen MedTech tools


What if you could fit all the optical building blocks – lasers, mirrors, lenses, detectors etc. – of your medical device onto a chip of only half a cm²? Integrated photonics promises more compact and cost-efficient medical tools with added functionality, enabling a broader use and new application domains. In this article, we use 5 examples to illustrate the power of integrated photonics for medical devices.