Photonics plays an important role in many sensing applications, from structural health monitoring over environmental sensing (air, water, food quality) to biomedical sensing.
This one-day hands-on training course provides industry, especially those developing new products or addressing an application need, of the possibilities offered by integrated photonic chips (and in particular silicon photonics) to miniaturize photonic sensors, thereby lowering the cost, addressing new markets or enabling new applications.
We start the course with an introductory talk about the different types and applications of silicon photonic sensors.
Next, the course will focus on three silicon photonics-based demonstrators:
- Multi-channel Laser Doppler Vibrometry
- Integrated Tunable Lasers for Spectroscopic Applications
- Readout of an Integrated Chip: Fiber Alignment
Attendees will learn how the chips at the core of these sensors are designed and fabricated. Particular attention will then be given to the challenges involved in realizing a practical prototype or even the first product, starting from a first laboratory demonstration