The Photonic Component Department (PC) does research for 100+ Gbit transmission and detection optochips and optoelectronic circuits and related analog ICs. These are a key enabler for cost efficient optical component and modules, and thus a key success factor for our customers. We offer production and development services in all our activities to the German and international industry. As an example, if you already have a concrete optochip design in mind, we offer additional consulting and would do design and fabrication iterations. Or if you start with a target spec, we would typically begin with a feasibility study and generate a design of our own. In all cases, we are able and willing to do initial production volumes in ISO certified, qualified production. We also offer our e-beam services, and design-to-spec diffractive optical elements.

The 1.2-1.9 µm wavelength range is very interesting for sensing applications. Here, telecom technology based lasers and detectors are in our portfolio serving applications from industrial combustion sensing to satellite-to-satellite optical communication. We also research silicon wafer based sensor applications.

Terahertz waves carry with them a multitude of potential applications, ranging from detection of ill teeth over final product control in drug manufacturing, up to detection of hazardous substances. HHI uses telecom technology to bring terahertz sensing from the lab table to a handheld technology.

Products & Technologies

We develop innovative solutions for you. Learn more about the range of our products & technologies.

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Research Groups

Our research groups focus on InP lasers, InP modulators, InP detectors, Terahertz sensing, Polymer OEICs, and IC design.

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Projects

Current research at the PC department is based on a multitude of projects from public funding bodies on European and national level.

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Publications

Journal papers, conference proceedings, talks and tutorials, standardization contributions and books. Find out about the publications of our scientists.

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Head of Department

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Schell

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Schell

Tel.
+49 30 31002-202

Team Assistant

Iphigenia Chalkidis

Iphigenia Chalkidis

Tel.
+49 30 31002-557
Fax
+49 30 31002-558

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Photonic Integrated Circuits  – New Roadmap Released

Since 2012 HHI-PC has been  engaged in the EU funded project PARADIGM aiming at  developing  generic photonic integration circuits (PIC) technology on InP basis. In this framework HHI is also a principal member of  JePPIX, the Joint European  Platform for Photonic Integration of Components and Circuits, which plays a key role in promoting foundry-based PIC development and manufacturing and in its eco-system as  brokering  organization.  The JePPIX consortium is proud to announce the release of the latest 2015 Roadmap  highlighting the future prospects of Photonic Integrated Circuits.