Organised by Leuven.Inc in cooperation with imec, powered by DSP Valley
This visionary seminar “Spotlights on Light” commemorates 2015 as the International Year of the Light, and, 2015 as the 50 years of the Moore’s law.
The challenge posed by copper wire for transmission lines (100s of kilometers long) for high speed communication was solved by optical fibers. The optical fiber introduction not only revolutionized terrestrial communication but enabled submarine optical networks, spanning the vast oceans, connecting continents at high speeds and also drastically changed the world of Datacom.
Can bringing light on semiconductor chips create another wave of high-tech revolution? Since early 1980s CMOS photonics has come a long way from proof of concept to first profit making companies. Will CMOS photonics fulfill its potential providing high speed communications on chip and give life to the Moore’s law for another 50 years? Can silicon photonics draw on the tremendous quality of the CMOS industry to produce healthcare products which are very cheap yet highly personalized for the growing population? If these are the potential applications then what is being done to get there and how soon.
By attending this visionary seminar, you will know how light can brighten the future of information technology, healthcare and more.
|Date:||Tuesday 1 December 2015|
|Location:||imec CAF -1A, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Heverlee
Parking is possible near the venue.
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|17h00:||Welcome by Leuven.Inc and Steve Beckers, VP imec, GM imec IC-link and Chairman of the program|
|17h15:||Silicon photonics for the telecom, datacom and medical diagnostics industries
Philippe Absil, Program Director, Silicon Photonics and 3D technologies, imec
|17h40:||Applications of silicon photonics in sensing and life science
Roel Baets, Prof., Director UGent Center for Nano- and Biophotonics and Head Silicon Photonics Research UGent-imec
|18h30:||CAD, Design Kits and standardization
Wim Bogaerts, Founder, Luceda Photonics
|18h50:||Photonics as an enabler for highly integrated optical interconnects
Bartek Kozicki, member Technical Staff, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
|19h10:||WAN 2 HAN: glass optical fiber to plastic optical fiber
Philippe Bolle, Managing Director, Skylane Optics
|19h30:||Challenges and opportunities for integrated optics in the access network
Koen Huybrechts, Product Manager - Fiber Innovation, CommScope
|20h10:||Networking with drinks and snacks|
The interventions will be held in English.
|135 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven.Inc/DSP Valley - 175 euro (excl. VAT): all others
Special fee available for Master and PhD students affiliated to and billable by KU Leuven or other universities. Please do contact us by e-mail.
|Participation in our activities at -50% discount via KMO-portefeuille Pijler OPLEIDING: Leuven.Inc Approval number DV.O106761
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Registrations before Tuesday 24 November 2015, preferably via the online registration form (use the 'Register' button) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (including all contact and invoice details).
After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. The registration fee is payable after receipt of invoice. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.*
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