Recent breakthroughs in thin-film lithium niobate (TFLN) PICs technology developments have generated remarkable results. However, the transition of these advancements to an industrial scale necessitates a dependable fabrication process. The Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) is at the forefront of this endeavor, spearheading an open PIC foundry for TFLN. The focal point of our technological innovation lies in the seamless monolithic integration of passive and active components in this platform. By unleashing the monolithic power of the TFLN PIC platform, we aim to enhance hybrid and heterogeneous PICs, thereby contributing to the realization of advanced and scalable photonic technologies. Join us as we explore the potential and applications of this groundbreaking approach, paving the way for a new era in integrated photonics.
Hamed Sattari obtained his Ph.D. in Photonics from the University of Tabriz in 2014. He then worked as a photonic R&D engineer at NANOTAM, Bilkent University, Turkey. In 2016, he secured a Swiss government excellence scholarship for a research role at EPFL, Switzerland. At EPFL (2017-2021), he excelled in projects focused on silicon photonics and MEMS. In 2020, Hamed advanced to a senior R&D engineer at CSEM, where he managed various projects in PICs and photonic MEMS. Currently, he leads CSEM's TFLN PIC platform technology and coordinates the H2020 ELENA project for establishing an open TFLN PIC foundry in Europe.