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ERC: PhotonicSWARM

Full Name:Photonic Integrated Circuits using Scattered Waveguide elements in an Adaptive, Recon gurable Mesh.

Duration: 1/4/2017-31/3/2022


  • Scale Silicon Photonic Circuits to tens of thousands of components that can be tuned or configured to a specific application
  • Research new photonic circuit topologies where light is distributed over multiple pathways.
  • Develop generic reconfigurable circuits (programmable photonics) that can perform different functions.
  • Implement control algorithms based on natural processes (e.g. swarms) that can scale with larger photonic circuits.

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Publications in the framework of this project (7)

    International Journals

  1. A. Li, W. Bogaerts, Tunable electromagnetically induced transparency in integrated silicon photonics circuit, Optics Express, 25(25), p.31688-31695 (2017)  Download this Publication (2.6MB).
  2. A. Ribeiro, W. Bogaerts, Digitally controlled multiplexed silicon photonics phase shifter using heaters with integrated diodes, Optics Express, 25, (2017)  Download this Publication (4.1MB).
      International Conferences

    1. L. Van Iseghem, M. Khan, Jeroen Beeckman, W. Bogaerts, On-chip beam shaping using lateral leakage, accepted for publication in Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Society Benelux Chapter, Belgium,  (to be published).
    2. W. Bogaerts, Large-scale Programmable Silicon Photonics, European Conference on Integrated Optics (invited), 2018, Spain, p.We.3.A.1 (2018)  Download this Publication (318KB).
    3. A. Ribeiro, M. Khan, W. Bogaerts, Matrix Addressing Silicon Photonics Phase Shifters using Heaters with Integrated Diodes, European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO'2018), Spain, p.We.3.A.5. (2018)  Download this Publication (250KB).
    4. W. Bogaerts, Programmable photonic ICs: making optical devices more versatile, PIC International Conference (invited), Belgium, (2018)  Download this Publication (6.6MB).
    5. A. Ribeiro, W. Bogaerts, Thermo-optical Phase Shifter with Integrated Diodes for Multiplexed Control, The Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), United States, p.Th32.A.4 (2018)  Download this Publication (3.8MB).

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