Silicon Photonics Explained

Webinar Series







Stay tuned for series two 

Join our webinar series to explore the forefront of silicon photonics, from high-speed components to Silicon Nitride and MidIR photonics. Discover the latest advancements with our experts and delve into the fabrication processes behind the tech.  Our webinar series are designed for anyone eager to learn more about silicon photonics. Each webinar will include a Q&A and will be made available on YouTube shortly afterwards. 

Series One is on YouTube

Catch up with previous episodes on our YouTube Channel

Silicon Photonics & High Speed Applications

 Date: 28/02/2024 Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Join Prof. David Thomson for an overview of the high speed active component capability within the standard CORNERSTONE active platform, as well as some potential applications. He will then showcase some recent research results produced using such components in these application areas.  Then Dr Weiwei Zhang will introduce the customised high speed active component capability within the CORNERSTONE active platform. As well as showcasing the recent research results, potential impact and evolution towards future silicon photonics applications.

Silicon Nitride – from telecom to quantum applications

Date: 20/03/2024 Time: 14:00 – 15:00

In this webinar, Dr. Thalia Dominguez Bucio will introduce silicon nitride photonics and discuss the rationale behind the use of this material for photonic integrated circuits, its advantages, and disadvantages. She will provide a brief overview of the basic building blocks that can be developed with layers of different compositions, target wavelengths, and a pathway for the integration of active elements. Finally, she will discuss application examples in telecommunications, sensing, and quantum technologies.

Mid-IR Silicon Photonics - from medical to space applications

Date: 19/04/2024 Time: 14:00 – 15:00

In this webinar Prof. Mashanovich and Dr. Milos Nedeljkovic will give an introduction to mid-IR silicon photonics, talk about basic building blocks on mid-IR photonic integrated circuits and cover implementation of such circuits for medical, environmental and space applications.

How it's made: Silicon Photonics

Date: 15/05/2024 Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Ever wondered how a silicon photonics circuit is actually made? This talk will delve into the fabrication processes involved and give some insights into how a foundry operates.

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