18 - 19 April 2023 | Brussels, Belgium
Connecting, informing and inspiring the integrated photonics industry
15:30 - Amin Abbasi - Quantum computing, a strategic technology enabled by photonics
The performance of quantum systems would be ten years ahead of those of classical computers – or attain a level that classical computers will simply never reach. It’s therefore no wonder that many companies are looking for advanced technologies to help them to reach quantum supremacy. Imec supports them with technologies such as superconducting and spin-based computing. But in this talk, we focus on integrated photonics and its advanced functions that are relevant for quantum computing.
16:30 - Marcus Dahlem - Photonic integrated circuits for solid-state LiDAR
Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) has gained significant traction over the last years, mainly driven by the automotive, consumer electronics and industrial automation sectors. Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) allow integrating all the required photonic building blocks (laser source, solid-state beamsteering, photodetectors, routing and switching structures) on a single Si/SiN chip using CMOS-compatible foundry processes. This platform is particularly interesting for developing frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) LiDAR engines operating at short-wave infrared (SWIR) wavelengths. Such emerging fully-integrated LiDAR systems promise to reduce size, weight, power and cost, while increasing reliability and performance. In this talk, we will summarize imec’s main research directions on PIC-based solid-state LiDAR modules, with a focus on different solid-state beamsteering approaches.
The 8th PIC International conference will build on the success of its predecessors, with industry-leading insiders delivering more than 30 presentations spanning six sectors.
Attendees at the two-day conference will gain an up-to-date overview of the status of the global photonics industry, and will have the opportunity to meet many other key players within the community.
PIC International is part of AngelTech, which delivers a portfolio of insightful, informative, highly valued chip-level conferences. Bringing together 3 conferences, 700+ delegates, 80+ exhibitors, 120+ presentations and numerous networking opportunities, AngelTech is the number one global event covering compound semiconductor, photonic integrated circuit and sensor technologies. With a strong over-lap between the three conferences, attendees and exhibitors are exposed to the full relevant supply chains and customer and supplier bases.