Photonic Integration Technologies, Systems and Applications at TU Eindhoven

Speaker: Prof. Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Host: Prof. Mikhail Skvortsovprof-tafur

September 27 (Thursday)
Room 402

Abstract: Covering research in materials, integrated circuits and systems, the Institute for Photonic Integration (IPI) comprises fundamental science and prototype development. As a knowledge engine of the PhotonDelta ecosystem, IPI collaborates with high-tech companies and authorities to gain a leading position in the commercialization of photonics. Firstly, the talk will focus on the institute’s recent groundbreaking results. We touch upon some specific application such as photonics for 5G wireless systems and networks as well as for quantum key distribution (QKD) and data security. Secondly, the Photonics Integration technology centre (PITC) is currently being established, branching out on Europe-wide work done in circuits and components by University Research groups, and European research consortia like the JePPIX consortium. Domains on processing, packaging, prototyping, building block development, and testing are currently being considered. This part of the presentation will focus on introducing the center, and strategies for technologies to reach the market within the shortest possible timeframe as well as on cooperation schemes with PITC.

Bio: Prof. Idelfonso Tafur Monroy is professor of Terahertz photonic Systems a the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and director photonic Integrated systems at the Photonic Integration Technology Center (PITC), The Netherlands. Idelfonso Tafur Monroy graduated from the Bonch-Bruevitch Institute of Communications, St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1992, where he received the M.Sc. degree in multichannel telecommunications. He founded and led until 2017 the Metro-Access and Short-Range Communications Group of the Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. He has been a visiting professor/scientist at BUPT Beijing China, UC Berkeley, and ITMO University, Russia. His research interests include photonic and electronic THz technologies, high-capacity hybrid optical fiber-wireless communications, digital signal processing for optical transceivers, and the application of integrated photonic technologies for telecom, data center and sensing systems. Prof. Tafur Monroy currently coordinates the 5G PPP blueSPACE and H2020 ITN CELTA projects. He is co-author of over 500 journal and conference papers, has graduated 20 PhD students, and is a co-founder of the start-up Bifrost Communications developing NG-PON2 optical transponder solutions.