Miniaturization of photonic sensing systems on chip

Specific Seminar - Curriculum 5
5 February 2024
Start time 
3:00 pm
National PhD Programme - Space Science and Technology - SST
Target audience: 
University community
Contact person: 
Dr. Fabio Gargano
Contact details: 
National PhD in Space Science and Technology - Secretariat
+39 0461 281504


Prof. Claudio J. Oton, S. Anna School of Advanced Studies - Institute of Mechanical Intelligence


Integrated photonics is becoming a reality in many applications, from telecom to sensing. In particular, the opportunity to use existing semiconductor fabrication technology to mass-produce photonic integrated circuits can dramatically reduce size and weight of these systems, together with a great reduction in cost. In this presentation I will overview the current state of the art of silicon photonics for sensing applications, including spectrometers, inertial sensors, biochemical sensors, and optical fiber sensor interrogators.

Reading material:

  • L. Chrostowski,“Silicon Photonics Design”, Cambridge University Press
  • C. Pollock, M. Lipson, “Integrated Photonics,” Springer

Online Attendance

Zoom link: 

Meeting ID: 980 0260 6907

Passcode: 149479

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