/SPIE Photonics West 2023

SPIE Photonics West 2023

28 January - 02 February 2023 | San Francisco, California, United States

The world’s premier lasers, biomedical optics and biophotonic technologies, quantum, and optoelectronics event


This year at SPIE Photonics West, BiOS and AR/VR/MR, imec has 13 accepted papers, of which 10 first author and 3 co-authored papers, including 3 invited papers. Imec’s contributions include breakthroughs in hyperspectral imaging, integrating imec’s CMOS-based hyperspectral sensors into customized camera solutions to enable new applications in healthcare, agriculture and automotive. Moreover, imec presents a major upgrade of its silicon photonics platform for the development and prototyping at wafer level of cutting edge high-performance optical devices. Other papers report on imec’s progress in its R&D on programmable silicon photonics circuits that can be programmed to suit a specific application. Finally, imec presents how it is leveraging its unique lithography fab to mature nanoimprint lithography and offer partners access to process development and low-volume manufacturing of NIL-printed devices for applications such as augmented reality and genomics.


Come visit us at booth number 4614 and talk to an expert on:

  • HSI imaging
  • Quantum dot IR imaging
  • Photoacoustic spectroscopy
  • Si Photonics
  • SiN Photonics
  • Integrated photonics on transparent substrate
  • On-chip integrated LiDAR
  • Nanoimprint lithography for AR/VR


SPIE Photonics West – Industry event
28 January, 2023
The Rise of Hyperspectral Imaging as the New Imaging Modality in the Operating Theater, W. Charle

SPIE AR/VR/MR - Invited Talks 1b: Waveguide & Micro LED
31 January, 2023
AR|VR|MR for all senses: technologies for a fully immersive experience (invited), E. Storace

SPIE Photonics West – Panel Discussion
1 February, 2023
Disruption to the Automotive Industry: the Impact of Automation and Connectivity
With Marcus Dahlem


28 January, 2023
(12355-13) Laser Doppler vibrometry sensors implemented in a silicon photonic integrated circuit for measuring cardiovascular signals on bare skin, Y. Li et al.

29 January, 2023
(12368-33) Integrating hyperspectral imaging in an existing intra-operative environment for detection of intrinsic brain tumors, R. Vandebriel et al.

31 January, 2023
(12373-5) Intra-operative brain tumor detection with deep learning-optimized hyperspectral imaging, T. Giannantonio (Carl Zeiss AG) et al. (imec co-author)

SPIE Photonics West
30 January, 2023
(12426-1) Scaling programmable silicon photonics circuits (invited), W. Bogaerts

31 January, 2023
(12426-27) A fully packaged, silicon photonic Bragg grating temperature sensor with a compact back side interface based on a ball lens, J. Missinne et al.

(12429-9) Silicon photonics platforms: performance overview and roadmap (invited), P. Absil

1 February, 2023
(12438-44) Low-power actuators for programmable photonic processors (invited), M.U. Khan et al.

(12424-99) Production of dielectric filters with low defect levels for integrated optical devices, S. Mingels (BUHLER Alzenau GmbH) et al. (imec co-author)

(12439-18) Analysis of defect-related optical degradation of VCSILs for photonic integrated circuits, M. Zenari (Univ. degli Studi di Padova) et al. (imec co-author)

2 February, 2023
(12425-35) Silicon-photonics-based Laser Doppler Vibrometer for non-contact photoacoustic sensing, E. Dieussaert et al.

(12425-42) Excitons in nanophotonic landscapes: fluctuating, diffusing, annihilating, A. Curto et al.

30 January, 2023

(12449-13) New methods for spectral imaging in shortwave infrared for augmented reality applications, V. Pejovic et al.

(12449-16) Scalable patterning modules for diffractive optics on 300mm substrates, M. Traub et al.

About imec

Imec is a world-leading research and innovation center in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. Imec leverages its state-of-the-art R&D infrastructure and its team of more than 5,000 employees and top researchers, for R&D in advanced semiconductor and system scaling, silicon photonics, artificial intelligence, beyond 5G communications and sensing technologies, and in application domains such as health and life sciences, mobility, industry 4.0, agrofood, smart cities, sustainable energy, education, … Imec unites world-industry leaders across the semiconductor value chain, Flanders-based and international tech, pharma, medical and ICT companies, start-ups, and academia and knowledge centers. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium), and has research sites across Belgium, in the Netherlands and the USA, and offices in China, India, Taiwan and Japan. In 2021, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 732 million euro.

Further information on imec can be found at www.imec-int.com.

Imec is a registered trademark for the activities of imec International (IMEC International, a legal entity set up under Belgian law as a “stichting van openbaar nut”), imec Belgium (IMEC vzw supported by the Flemish Government), imec the Netherlands (Stichting IMEC Nederland),  imec Taiwan (IMEC Taiwan Co.), imec China (IMEC Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.), imec India (IMEC India Private Limited), imec San Francisco (IMEC Inc.) and imec Florida (IMEC USA Nanoelectronics Design Center Inc.).

Contact: Jade Liu, international press officer // T +32 16 28 16 93 // M +32 495 71 74 52 // Jade.Liu@imec.be

Event details

Make plans to join the world’s largest photonics technologies event. Come to discuss research in biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, displays, quantum technologies, including quantum 2.0, and other similar topics with a focused, engaged audience.

Discuss your product requirements with top optics and photonics suppliers at either of the two exhibitions, and participate in the strong industry program for learning about the innovation happening in our industry. Register now and make plans to attend.

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