• Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
  • Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Optica Tech Talk: Programmable Photonics Chips

Wednesday, 09 March 12:00 – 12:30
Optica Booth, Exhibit Hall

Photonic chips today can integrate a large number of optical functions, enabling applications in optical communication and sensing. However, the development cycle for a new chip is prohibitively large, especially compared to the development of new electronic functions based on off-the-shelf electronic chips. What if we had photonic chips that could be reprogrammed to perform a variety of functions? This would dramatically accelerate the adoption of photonics in a diverse range of applications. We will discuss these emerging programmable photonic chip technologies, and the challenges we’re faced with in bringing together the entire technology stack