21 October 2021                                                                                                                                                          
SPIE Photonex 2021 roundup!

The team at Sivers Photonics were delighted to be back at an in-person conference once again and right on our doorstep!  We took part in SPIE Photonex + Vacuum Technologies from 28-30 September at the SEC in Glasgow. Take a closer look at what we got up to!

The event was opened with a plenary speech from local MP Carol Monaghan. Carol spoke about the need for greater funding for research, higher salaries for new entrants, and for greater diversity in recruitment within the photonics industry.

Following that, the exhibition was officially opened to the sound of the bagpipes and we welcomed many guests to our booth.  It was lovely to meet with some old faces and new.

Dr Iain Eddie, Director of Device Engineering at Sivers Photonics gave a talk “InP laser sources optimised for integration to SiPh circuits”, during the Emerging Applications in Silicon Photonics III session. He spoke about our InP100 Platform – a common design and manufacturing framework for InP photonics devices that uses established process modules to produce a broad range of device types on 100mm wafers, enabling the integration of customised InP chips with Si Photonics chips, for applications such as LIDAR, sensing and communications.

During the session, “Quantum Technology: Driving Commercialisation of an Enabling Science”, Professor Tony Kelly presented a paper co-authored by Sivers Photonics, University of Glasgow, TopGan and the National Physical Lab.  It highlighted how GaN laser components are enabling a new generation of Quantum technologies including precision sensors, optical atomic clocks and secure communication systems.

Overall, it was a great event, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon at the next one!