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Authors: U. Khan, W. Bogaerts, N. Quack, K.B. Gylfason , P. Verheyen, P. O'Brien, C.L. Arce, M. Garcia
Title: The MORPHIC Project: Enabling large scale programmable photonic circuits using MEMS
Format: International Conference Presentation
Publication date: 9/2018
Journal/Conference/Book: Photonics Ireland Conference 2018
Location: Cork, Ireland
Internal Reference: [N-2280]
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Abstract

In MORPHIC, we are enhancing the capabilities of already established silicon photonics platform with low-power and non-volatile MEMS actuators to achieve programmability and re-configurability of the photonic circuits. The combining of high speed silicon photonics, non-volatile MEMS actuation, electronics controlled reconfigurable connectivity and high level design methodologies and programming interface in a package will lead to a complete Field-Programmable Photonic Integrated Circuits (FP-PIC) platform. Ultimately, technology platforms for both generic FP-PIC and Application-Specific Photonic Integrated Circuits (AS-PIC) with possibility of volume manufacturing will be demonstrated.

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