Photonic/Optical devices

Microelectronic technology has made available to the society a wide range of solutions that have marked our technological evolution. However, this technology  has some limitations that hinder the development and require to search for new technological solutions.

One of the most promising alternatives are photonic devices, with components that can perform the same functions as electronic devices but using light as a vehicle of transmission.

“Photonics is the science of the harnessing of light. Photonics encompasses the generation of light, the detection of light, the management of light through guidance, manipulation, and amplification, and most importantly, its utilisation for the benefit of mankind.” P. Aigran, 1967.

Within the area of silicon photonics our group has established a useful integrated optical technology to obtain: optical components, electro-optical devices and hybrid elements.

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