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Programmable photonics : an opportunity for an accessible large-volume PIC ecosystem

Wim Bogaerts (UGent) and Abdul Rahim (UGent)
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We look at the opportunities presented by the new concepts of generic programmable photonic integrated circuits (PIC) to deploy photonics on a larger scale. Programmable PICs consist of waveguide meshes of tunable couplers and phase shifters that can be reconfigured in software to define diverse functions and arbitrary connectivity between the input and output ports. Off-the-shelf programmable PICs can dramatically shorten the development time and deployment costs of new photonic products, as they bypass the design-fabrication cycle of a custom PIC. These chips, which actually consist of an entire technology stack of photonics, electronics packaging and software, can potentially be manufactured cheaper and in larger volumes than application-specific PICs. We look into the technology requirements of these generic programmable PICs and discuss the economy of scale. Finally, we make a qualitative analysis of the possible application spaces where generic programmable PICs can play an enabling role, especially to companies who do not have an in-depth background in PIC technology.
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Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Photonics, Integrated optics, Optical waveguides, Adaptive optics, Couplers, Phase shifters, Silicon, Integrated optics, costs, techno-economic analysis, programmable circuits, SILICON PHOTONICS, WAVE-GUIDE, RING-RESONATOR, INTEGRATION, CIRCUITS, RECEIVER, LASER

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Bogaerts, Wim, and Abdul Rahim. “Programmable Photonics : An Opportunity for an Accessible Large-Volume PIC Ecosystem.” IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, vol. 26, no. 5, 2020, doi:10.1109/jstqe.2020.2982980.
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Bogaerts, W., & Abdul Rahim. (2020). Programmable photonics : an opportunity for an accessible large-volume PIC ecosystem. IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, 26(5). https://doi.org/10.1109/jstqe.2020.2982980
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Bogaerts, Wim, and Abdul Rahim. 2020. “Programmable Photonics : An Opportunity for an Accessible Large-Volume PIC Ecosystem.” IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS 26 (5). https://doi.org/10.1109/jstqe.2020.2982980.
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Bogaerts, Wim, and Abdul Rahim. 2020. “Programmable Photonics : An Opportunity for an Accessible Large-Volume PIC Ecosystem.” IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS 26 (5). doi:10.1109/jstqe.2020.2982980.
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Bogaerts W, Abdul Rahim. Programmable photonics : an opportunity for an accessible large-volume PIC ecosystem. IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS. 2020;26(5).
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W. Bogaerts and Abdul Rahim, “Programmable photonics : an opportunity for an accessible large-volume PIC ecosystem,” IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, vol. 26, no. 5, 2020.
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  keywords     = {Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Atomic and Molecular Physics,and Optics,Photonics,Integrated optics,Optical waveguides,Adaptive optics,Couplers,Phase shifters,Silicon,Integrated optics,costs,techno-economic analysis,programmable circuits,SILICON PHOTONICS,WAVE-GUIDE,RING-RESONATOR,INTEGRATION,CIRCUITS,RECEIVER,LASER},
  language     = {eng},
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  volume       = {26},
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