Dual Fellow honours from international optical societies for Professor Graham Reed

Professor Graham Reed is Deputy Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre.

Professor Graham Reed from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) has been elected as a Fellow of both the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the European Optical Society (EOS).

The Professor of Silicon Photonics received the dual honours over the course of just eight days last month at each of the prestigious society's annual general assemblies.

Professor Reed is Deputy Director of the ORC, which is based in the University of Southampton's Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics. He is Head of the Silicon Photonics Research Group and the Photonic Systems, Sensors and Circuits (PSCS) Research Group.

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Claire Besançon has completed her PhD degree

Her PhD was based on PICTURE project, great results, III-V Lab & Nokia are both willing to continue to develop PICTURE-based technologies and cherry on the cake she is now fully part of III-V Lab / Nokia Bell-Labs organization and our colleague. During her PhD program, Claire Besançon worked on the MOVPE regrowth of III-V materials onto InP-SiO2/Si bonded templates in order to extent the mature building blocks from the InP photonics platform into the hybrid III/Si photonics platform. Among them, the Selective Area Growth (SAG) technology is a growth technique that enables to integrate III-V materials with different bandgap regions from a single growth step for high density future generation of PICs. Claire Besançon successfully fabricated multi-wavelength lasers from a single Selective Area Growth (SAG) step on a thin InP layer bonded to silicon wafers. A 155 nm-wide spectral was achieved with a maximum output power of 20 mW under continuous-wave regime.



To tackle COVID-19 European governments are imposing restrictions on our daily activities for the foreseeable future. As individuals, and as a community, we have a shared responsibility to follow the latest public advice as strictly as possible to tackle the spread of COVID-19. 

At a time of global crisis, the  PICTURE consortium  is rising to the challenge. We are now working from home and most of our laboratories and clean room complexes are closed. 

It is not business as usual but our business does not stop. 

We have a unique opportunity to think, to progress our work via innovative design and modelling, to write papers , and to use digital technology to engage with the community in innovative ways. Our operations have swiftly migrated online and we will update our partners and collaborators on effective ways of working with us as appropriate. 

We are proud of the fact that over many decades our contributions to the global internet are helping keep the world running through this difficult time. It is a timely reminder that connectivity provides resilience and we are redoubling our efforts to ensure that that the next generation of optoelectronic hardware is available when we need it. 

We are enormously grateful to our sponsors and staff for bearing with us in these difficult times. Your generous support and positive energy ensure our community continues to thrive.

PICTURE technology was exhibited in OFC 2020 San Diego

Latest technological achievements from CEA-LETI for H2020 PICTURE project was exhibited in OFC 2020 San Diego last week:

III-V on Silicon heterogeneous die bonding with a thin 20nm bonding oxide interface was demonstrated on a 200mm platform.

This technology collectively bonds four different types of III-V dies with high spatial accuracy for the realization of O-band and C-band lasers, SOAs, capacitive modulators, and photodiodes for next generation high-speed transceivers.

Eléonore Hardy Business Developer, Bertrand Szelag Head of Silicon Photonics Lab, OFC2020 San Diego 10-12 March
Eléonore Hardy Business Developer, Bertrand Szelag Head of Silicon Photonics Lab, OFC2020 San Diego 10-12 March

Workshop of Photonex Europe Industry & Academia: Working together in Silicon Photonics

  • We hosted a one-day workshop as promised in the proposal. In order to maximise participation, the event was embedded into an annual event based in the UK,  "Photonex Europe 2019", which is a conference and exhibition focusing on Photonics.
  • In addition to the latest project progress presented by representatives from PICTURE, we also had multiple important invited speakers including MP Carol Monaghan and Prof Laurent Viven giving their opinions and ideas on policy, marketing, and trends, etc. for photonics. Approximately 60 people attended this workshop.

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