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5th ePIXfab Silicon Photonics

Summer School

15-19 June 2019, Ghent University (Belgium)

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Here you learn

all about silicon photonics

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A perfect blend of

learning and networking

ePIXfab’s 5th edition of the silicon photonics summer school is coming back to Ghent.

The school will be held at iGent Tower of Ghent University (Belgium) from 15-19 June 2020

tutorial style
to network

What is covered in the school?

What is silicon photonics?

  • Basic topics covering silicon photonics science and technology
  • State-of-the-art in silicon photonics
  • Latest technological trends and access routes for silicon photonics

What are the new advances made in silicon photonics?

  • New methodologies for silicon PIC design
  • Developments made in laser integration for silicon PICs
  • Integration of electronics with silicon PICs

Where silicon photonics can be deployed?

  • High-speed optical transceivers
  • Microwave photonics, LiDARs, and quantum applications
  • Life-science and sensors market

How will you benefit from the school?

Geared towards industrial and academic participants, ePIXfab silicon photonics schools go all the way from fundamentals to the latest developments in the science and technology of silicon PIC design, fabrication, assembly and testing for ever-growing applications of silicon photonics.

Scope and Audience


to bring mastery to the beginners and raise the excellence of the experts


deep dive into the latest trends, hot topics & recent/upcoming technological developments in the field


Poster session and social events enabling participants to learn and discuss with the experts

Lecture Topics

  • Introduction to silicon photonics
  • Passive components
  • Carrier-based high-speed modulators and Germanium PDs
  • Polarization management
  • Silicon nitride integrated photonics
  • Heterogeneous Integration in silicon photonics
  • Hybrid/Heterogeneous Laser Integration in Silicon Photonics
  • Electronic-photonic integration
  • Photonics inverse design
  • Multilayer silicon photonics
  • Electronics for transceivers
  • Noise in optical systems, transceivers in particular
  • Packaging in silicon photonics + cases
  • Modulation and multiplexing formats in transceivers
  • Programmable silicon photonics
  • Beamforming and optical switching
  • Frequency combs and their application
  • OCT and neural imaging using silicon photonics
  • Life science and sensing applications of silicon photonics
  • Integrated microwave photonics
  • Neuromorphic computing using silicon photonics


28 lecturers of the highest quality from across the globe

The detailed speaker list will be announced soon.

A balanced blend of speakers from university and industry

To cover both industrial and academic perspective

One-hour and two-hour tutorial-style lectures

With adequate time for an interactive discussion with Q&A



“The ePIXfab Silicon Photonics Summer School is a fantastic occasion to learn all you ever wanted to know about Silicon Photonics! Tutorial style presentations from renowned experts cover all relevant aspects of Silicon Photonics, addressing the underlying physics, technology implementations and successful applications, and providing a glimpse at emerging technologies for future photonic integrated circuits! The topics are carefully selected to give a well-rounded program, and the speakers provide lectures of outstanding quality, all in a relaxed atmosphere giving ample of opportunity to make new connections and to chat about new ideas!”

Prof. Niels Quack , EPFL (Switzerland)

“The Silicon Photonics Summer school offered me a truly amazing learning experience! I got an opportunity to attend the lectures from world’s leading researchers in the field of Silicon Photonics. The school allowed me to interact with the lecturers and other students to discuss my ideas/challenges related to PhD studies. It was perfectly an international environment and the professional contacts I made are highly valuable.  Besides lectures, the summer school offered entertaining social programs, and the overall organization was excellent.”

Nouman Zia, Tampere University of Technology (Finlad)

“I have had the pleasure to attend two times to the ePIXfab summer school. It is an excellent opportunity to meet a combination of the best top-level researchers and refreshing early-career professionals and students. A must to periodically foster your photonic IC career. “

Daniel Pérez, Universitat Politècnica de València

I’ve had the immense pleasure of attending and giving a lecture at the ePIXfab silicon photonic summer school in 2018. The school was superbly organized with important topics covering devices, packaging, applications and new opportunities in silicon photonics. This is also an excellent avenue for students to interact with experts and be inspired! I will surely encourage my students to attend this meeting.

Prof. David Marpaung, University of Twente (Nederlands)

Program Committee

Prof. Roel Baets
Prof. Roel Baets
Ghent University (Belgium)
Prof. Laurent Vivien
Prof. Laurent Vivien
C2N, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Univ. Paris Saclay (France)
Abdul Rahim, Ph.D
Abdul Rahim, Ph.D
ePIXfab – European Silicon Photonics Alliance

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