PARTNERSHIPS

Research projects

Our national and European research project collaborations support our roadmap and develop the base technologies that we can introduce to the market, enabling new applications for photonics assembly.

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The PATTERN project is developing the next generation of ultra‐high‐speed microwave photonic integrated circuits using advanced hybrid integration. In partnership with Thales, Imec, Fraunhofer HHI, UCL, Microwave Photonics, and others, PHIX is developing new packaging solutions for these ultra high frequency signals. The hybrid integration includes indium phosphide (InP) with lithium niobate-on-insulator (LNOI) and new materials such as yttrium iron garnet (YIG). 

PHOTO-SENS is an European Union Horizon 2020 research project that connects pioneering photonic biosensor technology and manufacturing scale-up to aquaculture expertise, with the aim to establish an aquaculture pathogen detection hub and a working prototype system for monitoring salmon pathogens.

TERAWAY is a H2020 5GPPP Phase III project funded by the European Union. This technology intensive project aims to develop a disruptive generation of THz transceivers for high-capacity BH and FH links in 5G networks.

Leveraging optical concepts and photonic integration techniques, TERAWAY will make available a set of groundbreaking transceiver modules. These include 4-channel modules operating from 92 up to 322 GHz, offering up to 241 Gb/s total data rate with transmission reach more than 400 m in the THz band. Four independently steered wireless beams will be used to establish BH and FH connections between fixed terrestrial and moving network nodes. 

SensorChip European project

The SensorChip project develops new sensors for accurately measuring liquid and gas flows, gas composition, and the presence of biomarkers in bodily fluids. The sensors are based on silicon nitride photonic integrated circuits that interact with microfluidics. The project is co-funded by the European Union in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The name PODIUM refers to PIC Open Development Infrastructure for Universal Markets. This Dutch consortium was launched by CITC, PI, Tegema and PHIX and runs a program in which optical termination technology, assembly and packaging is developed for a wide range of integrated photonic applications. Funding is provided by CITC and PhotonDelta.

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POETICS is a Research and Innovation project funded by the European Union, which aims to develop novel Terabit optical engines and optical switching circuits. Co-packaged with digital switching chips, these Multi-Chip Modules (MCMs) are set to become the next generation of switching equipment. Their Tb/s capacities and very high energy efficiency will allow the datacenter networks to scale and the 5G wired infrastructures to grow. 

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LOLIPOP is realizing a lithium niobate (LNOI) empowered silicon nitride platform for fragmentation-free operation in the visible and the near-infrared spectrum. This involves the integration with silicon nitride of germanium photodiodes (Ge-PDs), LNOI films, and gallium arsenide (GaAs) actives, through processes like die bonding or micro-transfer printing. The project will develop disruptive new modules for FMCW LiDAR, optical neural networks, and squeezed state sources.

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The PUNCH project is setting up an EU-based value chain for a novel system integration platform for optical switching. It provides a roadmap to low cost volume manufacturing of high performance electronic/photonic microsystems that improve network infrastructure and can serve other high value markets like LiDAR and wearables. Partners of PHIX in this project include Imec, NVIDIA and Ericsson

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SPRINTER is a research partnership that develops optical switching system solutions based on cutting-edge ultra-fast tunable lasers and novel multiplexers, photonics enabled hybrid mmWave/FSO transceivers and novel high capacity and energy efficient optical transceivers. In the project, led by the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) in Greece, PHIX is responsible for the development of electrical parts and the packaging of prototype modules.

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The PhotonDelta Flagship project “PICs in Space” connects the main Dutch industry players in the photonic integrated circuit supply chain to design PIC-based modules for space applications. Together, we set out to prove the robustness and reliability of integrated photonics for these demanding applications and demonstrate that the resulting modules can be scaled up to high manufacturing volumes.