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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 (2)

    International Journals

  1. 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. A. Ribeiro, W. Bogaerts, Thermo-optical Phase Shifter with Integrated Diodes for Multiplexed Control, accepted for publication in OFC,  (to be published).

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