Photonics West 2081: Fraunhofer HHI Rolls Out Latest Photonic Components, Fiber-Optical Sensor Systems

At Photonics West 2018 Fraunhofer HHI (Booth 4529-34) will present the latest developments in Photonic Components and Fiber Optical Sensor Systems.

The Best of All Worlds
Fraunhofer HHI’s hybrid integration platform PolyBoard allows for rapid prototyping, short iteration cycles and low upfront development effort. The technology allows the integration of on-chip free space elements, 3D structures, graphene-based electro-absorption modulators, as well as other optical functionalities such as switches, variable optical attenuators, tunable lasers, and flexible high frequency and optical interconnects. The services of Fraunhofer HHI include simulation, CAD, technology development, device manufacturing, characterization and qualification.

Photonic Integration Toolbox
Design your own InP-Based Photonic-Integrated Circuit (PIC) containing passive- and active devices on one substrate (Tape-Out every 3 months). Choose from a range of proven building blocks, such as 40 GHz receivers, 20 GHz DMLs and EAMs, 1 dB/cm passive waveguides, and polarization- rotator and splitter. Low-cost multi-project wafer-run-based PICs are already commercially available through Jeppix , and customer-specific private runs can be realized on demand. Dedicated design and layout software is provided, and several packaging partners are available.

T-Sweeper: Realtime cw Terahertz Spectroscopy
Terahertz radiation is increasingly employed for process monitoring and material inspection in industry. The layer thickness of coatings, the structure of polymers or imperfections in non-conductive materials can be investigated. Fraunhofer HHI presents a live demonstration of the novel spectrometer T-Sweeper, which enhances the speed of cw terahertz spectroscopy by a factor 160 compared to state-of-the-art systems: 8 spectra per second with a bandwidth of more than 2 THz can be acquired. This makes cw THz systems a cost-efficient alternative to pulsed systems.

Multifunctional Fiber Sensor Platform for Human-Machine Interface or Motion Capture
A multifunctional fiber sensor platform adapted to a glove for a human-machine interface will be presented. The CyberGlove addresses different applications in motion capturing for Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR).

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