Photonics integration will become the future engine many of our products in the next decade
The drive to miniaturization, battery power, high speed, sensing, imaging, and advanced computational processing means that photonic integration will grow, and grow quickly. Cramming discrete, individual components in a small box is going away, in fact, just like lots of transistors in an IC. Integration is key, and with photonics, there are a number of engineering challenges that need to be addressed that range from efficiently working with light, to driving high speed data with very low power consumption.
This years Angeltech LIVE II is the place to be to make sure you are calibrated and knowledgable in the latest work, advancements, and designs in the field of PICs - photonic integrated circuits. This one day meeting offers an incredible programme of presentation delivered by leading analysts and researchers.
While PIC based photonic integration technologies have grown on the back of optical communications, fiber optics, telecommunications, data communications even datacenters and high performance computing, this is only the beginning.
There are now many applications for PICs that go beyond just sending data quickly, with low power, and high integrity: These LIVE II sessions will gather indepth analysis of new growing arenas such as AI, automotive/LIDAR, sensing, bio-medical, industrial, consumer and many others. The expectation is that these new arenas will grow very quickly as they also require miniaturization, low power, high speeds, and of course batter power for portability.
From a technology standpoint, photonics integration has fostered incumbent technologies such as Indium Phosphide and Silicon Photonics, but as the demands on these technologies grow in terms of performance, we are now seeing GaAs take a role with integrated laser arrays for structured light sensing, LIDAR etc. We are also seeing new materials grow in interest such as glass, EO polymers, plasmonics, dielectric materials such as SiN being utilized in exciting new applications.