10th European Photonic Integration Forum 

September 24, 2019 from 6 pm to 8pm at ECOC 2019

at Royal Dublin Showground (Dublin)

European Photonic Integration Forum (EPIF) is an embodiment of the most important European stakeholders operating in various segments of the European photonic integration ecosystem. Every year, ePIXfab and JePPIX join forces to organize EPIF with the support of its members and partners. This year the 10th edition of the EPIF will be held at the 45th conference on optical communication (ECOC) on 24th September 2019 in Room Merrion from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Royal Dublin Showground, which is the venue for the ECOC conference.

Why attend 10th EPIF on 24th September from 6 pm to 8 pm?

Network with Europe’s open access community, and hear about the latest achievements on silicon photonic, silicon nitride and indium phosphide integration platforms

Discover how the latest prototyping and pilot production services can impact your own PIC development programs and ambitions

Interact with the full eco-system of designers, foundries, test automation specialists, package developers and CAD tool developers

Enjoy complimentary drinks and a bite to eat in an informal setting of the 10th EPIF

Practical Information


17:30-18:00  Welecome Drink

1800:18:10 Introduction of JePPIX and ePIXfab

1810:18:30 Talk by Prof. Dries Van Thourhout (Ghent University – imec)

It is clear that silicon photonics requires a directly integrated laser source using wafer- scale technologies, and an efficient modulator without any coupling between amplitude and phase modulation to implement low power and high speed integrated transceivers. To achieve these targets, an increasing amount of research is geared towards the integration of novel materials and the development of new integration methods on the silicon photonics platform. This presentation will give a review of the state-of-the-art in this domain, covering novel methods for III-V integration, novel materials for pure phase modulation (LN, BTO, PZT, polymers, 2D-materials) and novel materials focusing on pure amplitude modulation (Ge, SiGe, Graphene).

1830:19:10 Networking + Refreshments

19:10:19:30 Talk by Dr. Kai Shi (Microsoft)

An all-optical switch can potentially reduce the cost and power consumption of today’s data center networks, by eliminating opto-electronic conversions. A fast wavelength tunable source is a key component to enable fast network reconfigurability. In this presentation, we will share some of our experiences of prototyping a sub-nanosecond wavelength switching source using the JePPIX platform.

19:30:20:00 Networking + Refreshments

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