Advanced technological capabilities in integrated photonics have been established across the globe to address the massive commercial opportunities in communications, sensing and medical devices.
These capabilities include component design, fabrication, packaging and test. However, these capabilities are fragmented, both from a geographic, but more importantly, an integrated ecosystem perspective. There is an urgent need for the different parts of the integrated photonic ecosystem to collaborate and to build a more efficient manufacturing supply chain, similar to that for integrated electronics. Overcoming this challenge will be a critical step forward in accelerating the mass market uptake of integrated photonics.
This workshop will review and address the key challenges associated with manufacturing integrated photonic components. Invited speakers will discuss critical aspects of the ecosystem, providing insights on the current manufacturing challenges and what is being done to address them. Panel sessions will provide a unique opportunity for speakers and the audience to propose and review ways to strengthen collaborations across the ecosystem and to build a more effective manufacturing supply chain. The workshop is especially suited to those interested in providing integrated photonic manufacturing services and to the users of these services.