Silicon photonics workshop

The Silicon Photonics Workshop will take place on Monday 27th May 10:00-12:15 in Micronova (Tietotie 3, about 1 km from Dipoli). This event is free for all who want to learn more about Si photonics technology and applications. No OPD registration or pre-registration for the workshop is needed. Feel free to forward this invitation to other potential participants. Please find program to download below

09:45-10:00    Registration and coffee (coffee and bun for the first 40 participants)
10:00-10:15    Welcome and Introduction to silicon photonics technology and applications, Timo Aalto, VTT

10:15-10:45    Pitch talks by the industrial partners of the RAPSI project
. Silicon and SOI wafers for photonic integrated circuits, Atte Haapalinna, Okmetic
. ALD opportunities in III-V devices and Si Photonics, Mikko Söderlund, Beneq
. SOI-PCB integration for converting Si chips into commercial modules, Marika Immonen, TTM Technologies
. Gas sensing opportunities with silicon photonics, Tomi Salo, Vaisala

10:45-11:00    Rockley & VTT: Revolutionizing silicon photonics since 2014, Cyriel Minkenberg, Rockley Photonics

11:00-12:00    Latest results from the Finnish silicon photonics R&D activities 
. Highlights from the OPEC project: 4×25 Gbps transceivers, lossless mirrors and 40 GHz detectors, Päivi Heimala, VTT
. Path from low-loss passive circuits to ultra-fast active components, Matteo Cherchi, VTT
. Advances in III-V optoelectronics tailored to silicon-photonics, Mircea Guina, Tampere University
. Silicon nanophotonics and monolithic optical amplifier research at Aalto, John Rönn, Aalto University
. Shifted Bragg gratings on silicon nano-waveguides, Matthieu Roussey, University of Eastern Finland

12:00-12:15    Questions & Answers, Discussion 

Contact person is Timo Aalto (

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