Photonic integrated circuits are a powerful and versatile platform to realize compact, miniaturized, yet high-performance optical sensors for a variety of applications. In this presentation we will discuss the basics of photonic integration, in particular on-chip interferometry and the robust co-integration of optical waveguides with electrical PCBs. Furthermore, we will showcase an overview and use-cases of such photonic sensors used in environmental & industrial applications.
Nikolaus Flöry, is technical business development manager at vario-optics ag. He is responsible for the singlemode polymer technology development and the management of collaborations with industry and academia. He holds a PhD in Photonics from ETH Zurich.