Cyriel Minkenberg is responsible for Product Line Management at Lumiphase AG, bringing barium titanate enhanced PICs for data- and telecom to the market. Previously, he was Director of Product Management and System Architect at Rockley Photonics, contributing to the first Ethernet switch ASIC with co-packaged optical interfaces. As a Research Staff Member with IBM Research Zurich, he researched and published extensively in the field of datacenter networking, HPC interconnects, and packet switch architectures. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Controlling light with electrical signals is a critical function in photonic integrated circuits for optical communication, sensors, and switches. Lumiphase develops and manufactures photonic chips based on a unique BTO Pockels technology. The superior materials performances translate into electro-optical modulation functionalities with benefits in cost, speed, transparency, power-consumption, and footprint compared to standard silicon solutions. The Pockels-enhanced chips enable next-generation transceivers, both for coherent as well as direct-detect data transmission schemes, as well as for a wide range of photonic applications ranging such as sensing, data processing, or switching, where large numbers of ultra-efficient, integrated phase shifters are needed.