WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: “Integration of novel materials into silicon photonics”

AMO GmbH and RWTH Aachen University are organizing a workshop on November 21-22, 2022 in Aachen, bringing together experts from academia and industry to discuss recent advances on the integration of novel materials into silicon photonic platforms.

In the past decade, the field of silicon photonics has grown tremendously, exploiting standard materials and processes of the semiconductor industry for realizing complex photonic integrated circuits with high yield and high volume. In some cases, however, this approach does not suffice. The integration of novel materials is increasingly seen as a promising route to enhance the functionality of standard silicon and silicon-nitride photonic platforms, and to overcome their limitations – in particular concerning light emission, ultrafast modulation, and nonlinear applications.

The scope of our workshop “Integration of novel materials into silicon photonics” is to present the recent advances of the field, and to discuss the possible advantages and challenges posed by different materials – from quantum dots, to perovskites, to 2D-materials, etc. – and by different integration strategies.

The workshop includes a hybrid session dedicated to the integration of 2D materials, in cooperation with the 2D-Experimental Pilot Line

To attend the workshop, please register on-line until November 3, 2022. Registration is free of charges

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When: Monday, November 21, 2022, 12 noon — Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 16 pm

Venue: Forum M, Buchkremerstraße 1-7, 52062 Aachen, Germany

Confirmed speakers:

  • Inge Asselberghs (IMEC)
  • Eva Desgué (THALES)
  • Anna Lena Schall-Giesecke (Fraunhofer IMS, Universität Duisburg-Essen)
  • Martijn Heck (TU/e)
  • Steven Koester (University of Minnesota)
  • Mindaugas Lukosius (IHP)
  • Loyd J. McKnight (Fraunhofer CAP, Glasgow)
  • Ueli Koch (ETH Zürich)
  • Despoina Petousi (ADVA Optical Networking)
  • Delphine Pommier (THALES)
  • Fabrice Rainieri (C2N, Université Côte d’Azur)
  • Dries Van Thourhout (IMEC, Uni Ghent)
  • Jeremy Witzens  (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Matthias Wuttig  (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Mario Zapata (CSIC)
  • Ioannis Zeimpekis (University of Southampton)

Organizers: Stephan Suckow (AMO), Gordon Rinke (AMO) & Max Lemme (AMO & RWTH)

Funding: The workshop is financially supported by the European Union via the projects MOCCAINSPIREPoseidon, PlasmoniAC, ULISSES, AEOLUS, Graphene Flagship and 2D-EPL, and by the German BMBF via the project NeuroSys.

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