Sergio Nicoletti is with CEA‐Leti as Business Development Manager in charge of the industrial partnership for optical sensing. He received the Ph.D. degree in 1996 working on HTc superconducting devices. From 1997 he was with CNR-IMM (Italy) working on smart MOX sensors for air quality monitoring. In 2006, he joined CEA-LETI MINATEC (France) to work on optical sensors and architectures for chemical detection, and contributing to some key developments on Mid-IR PIC and photoacoustic detection. Within these activities, he has contributed to several EC and National projects. He is now coordinating the MIRPHAB Pilot line.
Recently, we have seen a tremendous progress in the development of photonic-based sensors for many applications. Silicon photonics can provide inexpensive photonic chips due to excellent electronic and photonic properties for sensing, computing and communication. CEA - Leti versatile photonic platform offers a broad range of processes with up-to-date industrial equipment. More than silicon is provided, with the integration of amorphous Si, SiGe, Ge, SiN layers and III-V bonded epi layer on the same wafer covering from visible to Mid-IR. This talk will review the fabrication capabilities offered by our platform, which allows large-scale integration of active and passive devices in a flexible CMOS compatible process.