Guillermo Carpintero received Telecommunication Engineer degree from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and doctor degree from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). Presently, is Professor at UC3M Electronics Technology Department and co-director of the Optoelectronics and Laser Technology Group (GOTL). His research interests include integrated microwave photonics, hybrid photonic integration, integrated mode-locked lasers, photonic-enabled beam-steered array antennas, integrated Terahertz technology and high-frequency packaging having coordinated several European funded projects. He has served in the technical program committee of numerous international scientific conferences and technical meetings (ECOC, IRMMW-THz, MWP). Prof. Carpintero’s research outcome has been recognized with several research awards and distinctions, including the doctoral thesis extraordinary award from UC3M (2000), the "Heather Williamson Young Investigator Award" from the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) in 2000, UC3M Social Council Excellence Award in 2009 and Best European R&D Project in Cooperation Award from MadrI+D Foundation in 2011.
Photonics has spearheaded the access to very high frequencies, into the Terahertz range. However, current connector standards reach just up to 100 GHz and is extremely challenging to drive the signals from the devices to the edge of the package. We show a new approach introduced by LEAPWAVE TECHNOLOGIES, using dielectric waveguides.