IMEC was founded in 1984 by the Flemish Government. It stands out as the largest independent European research centre in the field of microelectronics, nanotechnology, enabling design methods and technologies for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems. Today, IMEC has a staff of more than 1200 people, including 350 guest researchers and industrial residents.
The Photonics Research Group [link to www.photonics.intec.be] (part of the IMEC-INTEC associated laboratory), located at Ghent University, will coordinate IMEC’s activities within HELIOS. The group, headed by Prof. R. Baets, consist of around 40 people and the the main applications under study are silicon nanophotonics (fibre coupling, WDM-filters, sensing …), optical interconnect within advanced electronic systems and WDM optical communication (tunable lasers, all-optical regeneration, multi-wavelength lasers …). The research group has collaborated in many EC-funded collaborative projects and also has extensive experience with project coordination.
WP2: WP-leader, design, development of improved adhesive bonding process, delivery of silicon substrates, characterisation. WP4: design, fabrication and characterisation of mux/demux, coupling, polarization diversity scheme WP5: InGaAs-detector design WP7: Design and processing towards efficient electro-photonic integration process, a-Si deposition WP9: 100GBit Rx design and realisation WP1, WP12: support of training and roadmapping efforts