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ERC-CoGPhotonicSWARM

ERC-CoG: PhotonicSWARM

Full Name: Photonic Integrated Circuits using Scattered Waveguide elements in an Adaptive, Reconfigurable Mesh.

Duration: 1/4/2017-31/3/2022

Objective:

  • Scale Silicon Photonic Circuits to tens of thousands of components that can be tuned or configured to a specific application
  • Research new photonic circuit topologies where light is distributed over multiple pathways.
  • Develop generic reconfigurable circuits (programmable photonics) that can perform different functions.
  • Implement control algorithms based on natural processes (e.g. swarms) that can scale with larger photonic circuits.

People involved

Research topics involved

Publications in the framework of this project (65)

    International Journals

  1. L. Van Iseghem, E. Picavet, A.Y. Takabayashi, P. Edinger, U. Khan, P. Verheyen, N. Quack , K. B. Gylfason, K. De Buysser, J. Beeckman, W. Bogaerts, Low power optical phase shifter using liquid crystal actuation on silicon photonics platform, Optical Materials Express, 12(6), p.2181-2198 doi:10.1364/OME.457589 (2022)  Download this Publication (49.5MB).
  2. M. Wang, X. Chen, U. Khan, W. Bogaerts, Programmable wavelength filter with double ring loaded MZI, Scientific Reports, 12, p.1482 doi:10.1038/s41598-021-04598-6 (2022)  Download this Publication (3.2MB).
  3. Z. Gao, X. Chen, Z. Zhang, U. Chakraborty, W. Bogaerts, D. Boning, Automatic Synthesis of Light Processing Functions for Programmable Photonics: Theory and Realization, Archived.(2021).
  4. W. Bogaerts, D. Perez, J. Capmany, D.A.B. Miller, J. Poon, D. Englund, F. Morichetti, A. Melloni, Programmable Photonic Circuits, Nature (invited), 586(7828), p.207-216 doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2764-0 (2020).
  5. X. Chen, P. Stroobant, M. Pickavet, W. Bogaerts, Graph Representations for Programmable Photonic Circuits, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 38(15), p.4009-4018 doi:10.1109/JLT.2020.2984990 (2020)  Download this Publication (3.6MB).
  6. W. Bogaerts, A. Rahim, Programmable Photonics: An Opportunity for an Accessible Large-Volume PIC Ecosystem, IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (invited), 26(5), p.8302517 doi:10.1109/JSTQE.2020.2982980 (2020)  Download this Publication (4.5MB).
  7. A. Ribeiro, S. Declercq, U. Khan, M. Wang, L. Van Iseghem, W. Bogaerts, Column-row addressing of thermo-optic phase shifters for controlling large silicon photonic circuits, IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 26(5), p.6100708 (8 pages) doi:10.1109/JSTQE.2020.2975669 (2020)  Download this Publication (3.3MB).
  8. M. Wang, A. Ribeiro, Y. Xing, W. Bogaerts, Tolerant, Broadband Tunable 2x2 Coupler Circuit, Optics Express, 28(4), p.5555-5566 doi:10.1364/OE.384018 (2020)  Download this Publication (3MB).
  9. I. Zand, W. Bogaerts, Effects of Coupling and Phase Imperfections in Programmable Photonic Hexagonal Waveguide Meshes, Photonics Research, 8(2), p.211-218 doi:10.1364/PRJ.376227 (2020)  Download this Publication (2.1MB).
  10. A. Li, W. Bogaerts, Reconfigurable nonlinear nonreciprocal transmission in a silicon photonic integrated circuit, Optica, 7(1), p.7-14 doi:10.1364/OPTICA.7.000007 (2020)  Download this Publication (3.4MB).
  11. H. Deng, W. Bogaerts, Pure phase modulation based on a silicon plasma dispersion modulator, Optics Express, 27(19), p.27191-27201 doi:10.1364/OE.27.027191 (2019)  Download this Publication (8.3MB).
  12. A. Li, W. Bogaerts, Using backscattering and backcoupling in silicon ring resonators as a new degree of design freedom, Lasers & Photonics Reviews, p.1800244 (18 pages) doi:10.1002/lpor.201800244 (2019)  Download this Publication (3.5MB).
  13. A. Li, W. Bogaerts, Tunable electromagnetically induced transparency in integrated silicon photonics circuit, Optics Express, 25(25), p.31688-31695 doi:10.1364/OE.25.031688 (2017)  Download this Publication (2.6MB).
  14. A. Ribeiro, W. Bogaerts, Digitally controlled multiplexed silicon photonics phase shifter using heaters with integrated diodes, Optics Express, 25, doi:10.1364/OE.25.029778 (2017)  Download this Publication (4.1MB).
      International Conferences

    1. U. Khan, I. Zand, L. Van Iseghem, P. Edinger, G. Jo, S. J. Bleiker, A. Y. Takabayashi, C. Antony, M. Jezzini, G. Talli, H. Sattari, J. Lee, A. K. Mallik, P. Verheyen, C. Lerma Arce, M. Garcia, T. Jonuzi, E. Picavet, K. Nagarjun, J. Watte, N. Quack, F. Niklaus, K. De Buysser, J. Beekman, W. Bogaerts, Low power actuators for programmable photonic processors, (invited) publication in SPIE Photonics West OPTO, United States,  (to be published).
    2. Z. Gao, X. Chen, Z. Zhang, U. Chakraborty, W. Bogaerts, D. Boning, Automatic Realization of Light Processing Functions for Programmable Photonics, IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Canada, (2022).
    3. W. Bogaerts, Silicon Photonic Devices for Programmable Linear Circuitry, European Conference on Optical Communication (invited), Switzerland, (2022).
    4. F. Vanden Kerchove, X. Chen, D. Colle, W. Bogaerts, M. Pickavet, Adapting Routing Algorithms to Programmable Photonic Circuits, European Conference on Optical Communication, Switzerland, (2022).
    5. W. Bogaerts, A.Y. Takabayashi, P. Edinger, G. Jo, A.K. Mallik, C. Antony, I. Zand, T. Jonuzi, X. Chen, H. Sattari, J.S. Lee, M.A. Jezzini, G. Talli, C. Lerma Arce, S. Kumar, P. Verheyen, N. Quack, K.B. Gylfason, F. Niklaus, U. Khan, Programmable Photonic Circuits Powered by Silicon Photonic MEMS Technology, Advanced Photonics Congress - NETWORKS, Netherlands, (2022).
    6. L. Van Iseghem, U. Khan, E. Picavet, A.Y. Takabayashi, P. Verheyen, N. Quack, K. De Buysser, J. Beeckman, W. Bogaerts, Low power phase shifter using liquid crystal on an integrated silicon photonics platform, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals (invited), Mexico, p.MB2.1 doi:10.1109/SUM53465.2022.9858217 (2022)  Download this Publication (2.9MB).
    7. X. Chen, W. Bogaerts, An Algorithm for Reconfigurable Coupled Resonator Optical Waveguides, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals, Mexico, p.WB1.4 doi:10.1109/SUM53465.2022.9858266 (2022)  Download this Publication (1014KB).
    8. H. Deng, W. Bogaerts, Configurable Modulator based Optical Carrier Frequency Suppressed Intensity Modulation, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals, Mexico, p.MB2.3 doi:10.1109/SUM53465.2022.9858295 (2022)  Download this Publication (951KB).
    9. I. Zand, C. Antony, X. Chen, W. Bogaerts, Software Framework Architecture for Programmable Photonic Chips, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals, Mexico, p.WB1.3 doi:10.1109/SUM53465.2022.9858236 (2022)  Download this Publication (1.1MB).
    10. W. Bogaerts, X. Chen, H. Deng, L. Van Iseghem, M. Wang, I. Zand, Y. Zhang, Y. Liu, K. Nagarjun, U. Khan, Programmable Silicon Photonic Circuits, OptoElectronics and Communication Conference / International Conference on Photonics in Switching and Computing (OECC / PSC) (invited), Japan, p.TuE4-1  doi:10.23919/OECC/PSC53152.2022.9849952 (2022)  Download this Publication (736KB).
    11. L. Van Iseghem, U. Khan, E. Picavet, A. Y. Takabayashi, P. Verheyen, N. Quack, K. De Buysser, J. Beeckman, W. Bogaerts, Low voltage tuning of ring resonator on a silicon photonics platform with local liquid crystal deposition, International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications, (2022).
    12. W. Bogaerts, Does the world need general-purpose programmable photonics?, European Conference on Integrated Optics (invited), Italy, p.F.E.1 (2022)  Download this Publication (1.5MB).
    13. W. Bogaerts, L. Van Iseghem, X. Chen, I. Zand, H. Deng, M. Wang, K.P. Nagarjun, U. Khan, Technologies for large-scale programmable photonic circuits, Progress in Electromagnetic Research (PIERS) (invited), China, (2022).
    14. M. Glick, W. Bogaerts, J. Capmany, J. Poon, Panel: Programmable Photonic Chips for Artificial Intelligence, Computing and Optical Networks, Optical Fiber Communication Conference, United States, p.M3B (2022)  Download this Publication (167KB).
    15. W. Bogaerts, A.Y. Takabayashi, P. Edinger, G. Jo, I. Zand, P. Verheyen, M. Jezzini, H. Sattari, G. Talli, C. Antony, M. Saei, C. Lerma-Arce, J. Lee, S. Kumar, M. Garcia, T. Jonuzi, K.B. Gylfason, N. Quack, F. Niklaus, U. Khan, Programmable Silicon Photonic Circuits powered by MEMS, SPIE Photonics West OPTO (invited), 12005, United States, p.12005-21 doi:10.1117/12.2614213 (2022)  Download this Publication (36.7MB).
    16. W. Bogaerts, L. Van Iseghem, X. Chen, I. Zand, H. Deng, M. Wang, Y. Zhang, Y. Liu, K.P. Nagarjun, U. Khan, Programmable Silicon Photonic Circuits, International Symposium on Photonic and Electronic Convergence (ISPEC 2021) (invited), (2021).
    17. M. Wang, X. Chen, U. Khan, W. Bogaerts, Configuration and Optimization of a Programmable Coupled-Ring Loaded Mach-Zehnder Filter, IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics, doi:10.1109/GFP51802.2021.9673819 (2021)  Download this Publication (887KB).
    18. H. Deng, W. Bogaerts, Configurable Phase/Amplitude Modulator Circuit based on Silicon Plasma, IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics, Spain, doi:10.1109/GFP51802.2021.9673886 (2021)  Download this Publication (2.9MB).
    19. Y. Zhang, H. Deng, U. Khan, W. Bogaerts, Comparison between black box and gray box strategies for configuration of feedforward waveguide meshes, Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Society Benelux Chapter, Belgium, p.Photonics_Integration.1 (2021)  Download this Publication (381KB).
    20. W. Bogaerts, L. Van Iseghem, M. Wang, H. Deng, X. Chen, I. Zand, K.P. Nagarjun, U. Khan, Programmable Photonic Circuits, SPIE Photonex (invited), United Kingdom, doi:10.1117/12.2600687 (2021).
    21. W. Bogaerts, L. Van Iseghem, M. Wang, H. Deng, I. Zand, X. Chen, K.P. Nagarjun, U. Khan, Programmable Silicon Photonics, International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials (SSDM) (invited), p.E-2_01 (2021)  Download this Publication (1.1MB).
    22. W. Bogaerts, A.Y. Takabayashi, P. Edinger, I. Zand, G. Jo, H. Sattari, P. Verheyen, M.A. Jezzini, C. Antony, G. Talli, M. Saei, S. Kumar, C. Lerma Arce, M. Garcia Porcel, N. Quack, K.B. Gylfason, F. Niklaus, U. Khan, Programmable Photonic Circuits using Silicon Photonic MEMS, Advanced Photonics Congress (invited), p.IM2A.1 doi:10.1364/IPRSN.2021.IM2A.1 (2021)  Download this Publication (1.1MB).
    23. W. Bogaerts, M. Wang, X. Chen, H. Deng, I. Zand, L. Van Iseghem, K.P. Nagarjun, U. Khan, General-Purpose Programmable Photonic Chips, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals (invited), p.WB2.1 doi:10.1109/SUM48717.2021.9505805 (2021)  Download this Publication (1.7MB).
    24. W. Bogaerts, Tutorial: Programmable Photonics, Optical Fiber Communication Conference (invited), p.Tu1K.1 (2021)  Download this Publication (16.4MB).
    25. W. Bogaerts, L. Van Iseghem, P. Edinger, H. Sattari, A.Y. Takabayashi, X. Chen, H. Deng, P. Verheyen, A. Ribeiro, U. Khan, N. Quack, K.B. Gylfason, Low-Power Electro-Optic Actuators for Large-Scale Programmable Photonic Circuits, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (invited), p.STh1Q.4 doi:10.1364/CLEO_SI.2021.STh1Q.4 (2021)  Download this Publication (2MB).
    26. W. Bogaerts, Programmable Photonic Circuits for Linear Processing, Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE2021), p.11.2.2 (2021).
    27. W. Bogaerts, X. Chen, I. Zand, M. Wang, H. Deng, L. Van Iseghem, A. Rahim, U. Khan, Tutorial: Programmable Integrated Photonics, European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) (invited), p.paper Tu4B-1 (3 pages) doi:10.1109/ECOC48923.2020.9333192 (2020)  Download this Publication (611KB).
    28. W. Bogaerts, X. Chen, M. Wang, I. Zand, H. Deng, L. Van Iseghem, A. Ribeiro, A. Diaz Tormo , U. Khan, Programmable Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits, IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC) (invited), Canada, p.ThD2.1 doi:10.1109/IPC47351.2020.9252475 (2020)  Download this Publication (2.4MB).
    29. W. Bogaerts, A. Rahim, X. Chen, L. Van Iseghem, H. Deng, M. Wang, I. Zand, A. Ribeiro, A. Diaz Tormo , U. Khan, Programmable Photonic Circuits: a flexible way of manipulating light on chips, Frontiers in Optics (invited), United States, doi:10.1364/FIO.2020.FTh1C.1 (2020)  Download this Publication (1.7MB).
    30. W. Bogaerts, Programmable Photonic Circuits, IC Industry Development Summit Forum (invited), China, (2020)  Download this Publication (237KB).
    31. W. Bogaerts, P. Edinger, A.Y. Takabayashi, I. Zand, X. Chen, H. Sattari, P. Verheyen, M. Jezzini, G. Talli, S. Kumar, M. Garcia-Porcel, A. Ribeiro, G. Jo, N. Quack, K. Gylfason, F. Niklaus, U. Khan, Building Large-Scale Programmable Photonic Circuits Using Silicon Photonics MEMS, OSA Advanced Photonics Congress - Photonics in Switching and Computing (invited), Canada, p.PsTh1F.1 doi:10.1364/PSC.2020.PsTh1F.1 (2020)  Download this Publication (663KB).
    32. I. Zand, X. Chen, W. Bogaerts, Application-specific Scaling in Programmable Photonic Circuits, European Conference on Integrated Optics, France, p.10.3 (2020)  Download this Publication (1.6MB).
    33. L. Van Iseghem, U. Khan, P. Edinger, C. Errando-Herranz, A.Y. Takabayashi, H. Sattari, K.B. Gylfason, N. Quack, J. Beeckman, W. Bogaerts, Liquid crystal phase shifter integrated in a silicon photonics platform, European Conference on Integrated Optics, p.1.3 (2020)  Download this Publication (1.8MB).
    34. W. Bogaerts, A. Ribeiro, M. Wang, L. Van Iseghem, H. Deng, I. Zand, X. Chen, U. Khan, Technologies for large-scale programmable photonic circuits, AOS Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT) and Australian Conference on Optics, Lasers, and Spectroscopy (ACOLS) 2019 (invited), p.11200-55 (2019).
    35. X. Chen, W. Bogaerts, Building Graph-based Programming Strategies for Reconfigurable Photonic Circuits, Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Society Benelux Chapter, Netherlands, p.1-4 (2019).
    36. I. Zand, B. Abasahl, W. Bogaerts, Intensity Spread Analysis of Programmable Photonic Circuits with Parasitics, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals, United States, p.paper TuE2.2 doi:10.1109/PHOSST.2019.8794953 (2019)  Download this Publication (646KB).
    37. M. Wang, A. Ribeiro, Y. Xing, W. Bogaerts, Tolerant, Broadband Tunable 2x2 Coupler Circuit, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals, United States, p.paper WE3.3 (2 pages) doi: 10.1109/PHOSST.2019.8794978 (2019)  Download this Publication (2.2MB).
    38. I. Zand, W. Bogaerts, Discretization Effects of Digital Control of Thermally Tunable 2x2 MZI Couplers, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals, United States, p.paper TuE2.2 (2 pages) doi:10.1109/PHOSST.2019.8794890 (2019)  Download this Publication (398KB).
    39. X. Chen, W. Bogaerts, A Graph-based Design and Programming Strategy for Reconfigurable Photonic Circuits, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting Series (SUM) , United States, p.paper ME2.2 (2 pages) doi:10.1109/PHOSST.2019.8795068 (2019)  Download this Publication (1.6MB).
    40. W. Bogaerts, D.A.B. Miller, J. Capmany, The New World of Programmable Photonics, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals (invited), United States, p.ME1.1 doi:10.1109/PHOSST.2019.8795032 (2019)  Download this Publication (3.6MB).
    41. A. Ribeiro, U. Khan, L. Van Iseghem, M. Wang, S. Declercq, W. Bogaerts, Driving and control techniques for large scale programmable photonics circuits, PhotonIcs & Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) (invited), Italy, p.2568 (2019)  Download this Publication (860KB).
    42. H. Deng, W. Bogaerts, Configurable Modulator for Pure Phase Modulation, Photonics North, Canada, p. PS-87  doi:10.1109/PN.2019.8819529 (2019)  Download this Publication (75KB).
    43. B. Abasahl, W. Bogaerts, Evaluation of Stability of Silicon-Photonics-Based Optical Switch Network Architectures against Parasitic Errors in Switch Elements, 21st European Conference on Integratred Optics (ECIO 2019), Belgium, p.Po1.1 (2019)  Download this Publication (925KB).
    44. U. Khan, Y. Xing, W. Bogaerts, Designing large-scale photonic integrated circuits, OPTICS 2019 (invited), Italy, p.F.IV.1 (2019).
    45. L. Van Iseghem, U. Khan, J. Beeckman, W. Bogaerts, On-chip beam shaping using lateral leakage, Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, Belgium, p.136-139 (2018)  Download this Publication (711KB).
    46. I. Zand, B. Abasahl, U. Khan, W. Bogaerts, Controlling parasitics in linear optical processors, Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, Belgium, p.152-155 (2018)  Download this Publication (894KB).
    47. W. Bogaerts, Large-scale Programmable Silicon Photonics, European Conference on Integrated Optics (invited), 2018, Spain, p.We.3.A.1 (2018)  Download this Publication (318KB).
    48. A. Ribeiro, U. Khan, W. Bogaerts, Matrix Addressing Silicon Photonics Phase Shifters using Heaters with Integrated Diodes, European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO, Spain, p.We.3.A.5. (2018)  Download this Publication (250KB).
    49. W. Bogaerts, Programmable photonic ICs: making optical devices more versatile, PIC International Conference (invited), Belgium, (2018)  Download this Publication (6.6MB).
    50. A. Ribeiro, W. Bogaerts, Thermo-optical Phase Shifter with Integrated Diodes for Multiplexed Control, The Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), United States, p.Th32.A.4 doi:10.1364/ofc.2018.th2a.4 (2018)  Download this Publication (3.8MB).
        National Conferences

      1. Mi Wang , Antonio Ribeiro, Yufei Xing, Wim Bogearts, Analysis of phase compensation method for the tunable coupler, IEEE Photonics Scociety Benelux Annual Symposium,Netherlands, (2020).