Silicon Photonics for Sensing Applications
ePIXfab - Ghent University
PhotonHub Demo centre
1 day
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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:

  1. Multi-channel Laser Doppler Vibrometry
  2. Integrated Tunable Lasers for Spectroscopic Applications
  3. 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

The attendees of this demo center will increase their understanding on how Silicon Photonics can be used to develop sensing solutions for a broad range of applications.

  • Understanding basic design flow for silicon photonics chips
  • Understanding main physical transducing mechanisms underlying chip-based sensors
  • See and operate chip-based sensor prototypes
  • Understand the supply chain for photonic chip design, fabrication and packaging

No experience Medium experience
Users are not required to have previous knowledge or experience, however, a description of their profile would be appreciated in order to adapt the content for optimal outcome.
Photonics Research Group (imec-UGent) facilities
(includes catering and project consumables)
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