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The event where the latest advances are shared by the optics and photonics community in lasers, biomedical optics and biophotonic technologies, quantum, and optoelectronics.
Our minute of the event: Photonics West 2023, the place to be…
In addition to a strong emphasis on the commercialization of photonics and laser technologies, Photonics West 2023 reflected their importance in new application fields, such as medicine, energy, transportation and AR/VR and the significant economic impacts on global markets.
The main discussions were about research in biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, displays, quantum technologies, including quantum 2.0, and other similar topics with a focused, engaged audience. The product requirements with top optics and photonics suppliers at either of the two exhibitions, and participate in the strong industry program for learning about the innovation happening in our industry.
Yole Group was part of it with:
INDUSTRY PROGRAM: 3 sessions
- Co-Packaged Optics and Silicon Photonics for Data Center Applications – Wednesday, February 1st – 11:30am – 12:45pm: read more…
with Martin VALLO, Ph.D, Senior Technology & Market Analyst, Photonics and Lighting, Yole Intelligence part of Yole Group
- MicroLEDs for Consumer Applications – Wednesday, February 1st – 01:30pm – 02:30pm: read more…
with Eric VIREY, Ph.D, Principal Analyst, Display, Yole Intelligence part of Yole Group
- 3D Sensing for Consumer Applications – Wednesday, February 1st – 04:00pm – 05:00pm: read more…
with Ali JAFFAL, Ph.D, Technology & Market Analyst, Compound Semiconductor, Yole Intelligence part of Yole Group
Martin VALLO, Ph.D
Senior Technology & Market Analyst, Photonics and Lighting
Yole Intelligence part of Yole Group
Wednesday, February 1st
Session: Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems XII
10:45am – 11:00am: Global insights into the key photonics technologies enabling transceivers with terabit capacities
Eric MOUNIER, Ph.D
Market Research Director, Fellow
Yole Intelligence part of Yole Group
Tuesday, January 31st
Key note and Market Report
10:00am – 10:30am: How photonics will contribute to quantum technologies and applications
CO-LOCATED EVENT: SPIE. AR | VR | MR
Zine BOUHAMRI, Ph.D
Team Lead Analyst, Imaging and Display
Yole Intelligence part of Yole Group
Tuesday, January 31st
Panel Chair and Moderator
05:00pm – 05:50pm: Reflective versus diffractive waveguides: what should the industry target?
Senior Analyst Photonics and Lighting
Martin Vallo, PhD serves as a Senior Analyst, Photonics specialized in optical communication and semiconductor lasers within the Photonics and Sensing division at Yole Intelligence, part of Yole Group.
With 12 years’ experience within semiconductor technology, Martin is involved today in the development of technology & market reports as well as the production of custom consulting projects at Yole. Prior his mission at Yole, he worked at CEA (Grenoble, France), with a mission focused on the epitaxial growth of InGaN/GaN core-shell nanowire LEDs by MOCVD and their characterization for highly flexible photonic devices. Martin graduated from Academy of Sciences, Institute of Electrical Engineering (Slovakia) with an engineering degree in III-nitride semiconductors.
Principal Analyst, Technology & Market, Displays
Eric Virey, PhD. serves as a Principal Display Market and Technologies Analyst within the Photonics, Sensing & Display division at Yole Intelligence, part of Yole Group (Yole).
Eric is a daily contributor to the development of the Display activity at Yole, with a large collection of market and technology reports on display technologies, Quantum Dots, MicroLEDs, TFT backplanes as well as multiple custom consulting projects: business strategy, identification of investments or acquisition targets, due diligences (buy/sell side), market and technology analysis, cost modelling, technology scouting, etc.
Eric has spoken in more than 50 industry conferences worldwide over the last 10 years. He has been interviewed and quoted by leading media over the world including: The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox News, CNBC, Bloomberg, Financial Review, Forbes, Technology Review, etc. He is also a regular contributor to various display industry media and organizations.
Previously Eric has held various R&D, engineering, manufacturing and business development positions with Fortune 500 Company Saint-Gobain in France and the United States.
Eric Virey holds a PhD in Optoelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble. He is currently based in Portland, OR.
Director of Market Research, Fellow
With more than 25+ years’ experience within the semiconductor industry, Eric Mounier PhD. is Director of Market Research at Yole Intelligence, part of Yole Group.
Eric provides daily in-depth insights into current and future semiconductor trends, markets and innovative technologies (such as Quantum computing, Si photonics, new sensing technologies, new type of sensors ...). Based on relevant methodological expertise and a strong technological background, he works closely with all the teams at Yole to point out disruptive technologies and analyze and present business opportunities through technology & market reports and custom consulting projects. With numerous internal workshops on technologies, methodologies, best practices and more, Yole’s Fellow Analyst ensures the training of Yole’s Technology & Market Analysts.
In this position, Eric Mounier has spoken in numerous international conferences, presenting his vision of the semiconductor industry and latest technical innovations. He has also authored or co-authored more than 100 papers as well as more than 120 Yole’s technology & market reports.
Previously, Eric held R&D and Marketing positions at CEA Leti (France).
Eric Mounier has a PhD. in Semiconductor Engineering and a degree in Optoelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (France).
Technology & Market Analyst, Compound Semiconductors & Emerging Substrates
li Jaffal, PhD. is a Technology & Market Analyst, specialized in Compound Semiconductors and Emerging Substrates at Yole Intelligence.
As part of the Power & Wireless team, Ali is deeply engaged in the development of dedicated collection of compound semiconductors market & technology reports and monitor. Previously, he worked at CEA-Leti (France) as a Research engineer. His mission was focused on the design, growth and clean room processing of GaAs semiconductor nanowires for Visible-infrared photodetectors. During its PhD. Ali deeply investigated the epitaxy (MBE) on InP nanowires dedicated to telecom applications. Ali authored/co-authored 8 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and a patent on III-V nanowires at CEA-Leti. He also proposed several presentations and was invited to numerous seminars within national and international conferences. Ali Jaffal obtained his master’s degree in Nanotechnology from INSA (Lyon, France), Ecole Centrale de Lyon and Claude Bernard University (Lyon, France).
Team Lead Analyst, Imaging & Display
Zine Bouhamri, PhD. is Team Lead Analyst, Imaging & Display Activities at Yole Intelligence, part of Yole Group.
Zine is managing the expansion of the technical expertise and the market know-how of the company.
In addition, he actively assists and supports the development of dedicated imaging collection of market & technology reports and monitor as well as custom consulting projects.
Prior to Yole, Zine oversaw numerous R&D programs at Aledia. During more than three years, he developed strong technical expertise as well as a detailed understanding of the display industry. He is author and co-author of several papers and patents.
Zine Bouhamri holds an Electronics Engineering Degree from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (FR), one from the Politecnico di Torino (IT), and a Ph.D. in RF & Optoelectronics from Grenoble University (FR).
Co-Packaged Optics and Silicon Photonics for Data Center Applications
Accelerating the adoption of Co-Packaged Optical Interconnects
Speaker: Manish Mehta - Broadcom Copper I/O is approaching a limit as data rates continue to move to higher speeds and more complex modulation. As the line rate increases for high-speed systems from 50G to 100G to 200G, losses through a standard system increase from under 10dB of loss to over 20dB of loss. As you reach 200G/lane, the board level complexity increases to where almost all board traces have a length that will exceed the loss budget to achieve even 1m DAC cable transmission out of the box. So how do you overcome this? Well, there are definitely great investments in technologies such as flyover cables and Active DACs. And these will generate meaningful adoption. But if you truly plan to scale, the right way to overcome this scale problem is to drive optical directly from the ASIC package.
CPO Opportunities & Challenges: A Transceiver Implementer’s Perspective
Speaker: Vipul Bhatt - Coherent While co-packaged optics presents an opportunity to reduce power consumption, it also faces several technical and business challenges. From a transceiver implementer’s perspective, the two form factors – CPO and pluggable – are competing choices available to the customers, and therefore, must play by the same rules of success in the transceiver market. We will describe this balance and conclude with an opinion on what it will take for CPO to compete successfully in the market.
MicroLEDs for Consumer Applications
Stacked-RGB micro-LED micro-displays for AR and MR
Speaker: James Kim - Sundiode (United States) We present the ongoing development of micro-LED micro-displays having vertically stacked multi-junction micro-LED pixels for application in AR/MR devices. Specifically, the micro-displays utilize RGB micro-LED subpixels that are stacked vertically in a single pixel, yet fully independently controlled, and thus allows full-color emission from essentially the entire area of the pixel. Stacking RGB subpixels in a single pixel eliminates the need for pixel-transfer processing entirely and reduces the pixel footprint to make single-panel, full-color micro-displays with high pixel density suitable for AR/MR devices, and offer improved color gamut from point-like RGB pixels. In addition, the Stacked-RGB micro-LED pixel design encompasses a novel concept in a CMOS drive scheme which significantly enhances the utilization of the small pixel area of a micro-display.
Single wafer platform for micro-LED displays
Speaker: Matthew Hartensveld - Innovation Semiconductor, Inc. (United States) Innovation Semiconductor's technology supports improved micro-LED display resolution, efficiency, and scalability. In place of mass transfer or other proprietary processes, Innovation uses a monolithic material system allowing fabrication of complete micro-LED displays on one wafer using only common process steps available in commercial foundries. Innovation has also developed novel color tunable micro-LEDs that emit light from 640 to 425 nm and can act as single LED pixels. Sizes from 500 µm to 2 µm have been demonstrated and maintain performance.
3D Sensing for Consumer Applications
Lasers for advanced optical sensing in consumer electronics
Speaker: Gerald Dahlmann - Coherent Semiconductor diode lasers have become ubiquitous in consumer electronics devices. Many advanced mobile phones and tablets contain lasers for various sensor functions, such as proxiity, autofocus, biometric and 3D scanning sensors. New use cases for lasers have recently emerged in augmented and virtual reality headsets, as well as in wearable devices. These applications are creating new challenges and driving the industy to develop lasers with higher efficiency, more compact form factors and expanding the spectrum of wavelengths. The paper will give an overview of the status of the industry and emerging trends. It will discuss laser technology platforms from the near-infrared to the mid-infrared range, and edge emitter as well as VCSEL diode architetures.
The Evolution of InP as a Key Enabler of Sensing Technology in Consumer Electronics
Speaker: Dr. Mark J. Furlong, IQE Plc, GaAs has been the mainstay of many recent developments in consumer product sensing, enabling new functionality in facial recognition and camera imaging to achieved, providing a much needed feature boost for mobile devices where technology innovation has been stagnating. But sensing is evolving to support future consumer electronics platforms with applications requiring devices which can detect and emit light at longer wavelengths, this enabling a raft of new technologies to be developed in healthcare, wearables and autonomous driving platforms as well as higher performance proximity sensing.