The Photonics Research Group is part of the Department of Information Technology (INTEC) of the University of Ghent. Its mission is to work on innovative concepts for photoniccomponents and compact integration of complex photonic functions. Most of the group's activities focus on polymer-based microoptics and waveguide-based semiconductor components, such as laser diodes and optical amplifiers. The applications of the integrated components under study range from telecom and datacom to sensors and biosensors. The group's infrastructure includes clean room facilities for in-house fabrication of components as well as a variety of CAD tools and measurement labs. The group is associated with IMEC.
More information at http://photonics.intec.ugent.be.
IMEC is a world-leading independent research center in nanoelectronics and nanotechnology. Its unique balance of systems know-how and state-of-the-art infrastructure, an intellectual property portfolio and a strong network of companies, universities and research institutes worldwide make IMEC a key partner in efforts to shape technologies for future systems. IMEC is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, with a sister company in the Netherlands and representatives in the US, China and Japan. Its staff of more than 1500 employees includes more than 500 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2006, its estimated revenues (P&L) were EUR 231 million.
More information at www.imec.be.