Arne Leinse has been active in integrated optics for more than 20 years. He received a PhD degree from the University of Twente in the integrated Optical Microsystems group in 2005. Hereafter he joined LioniX BV where he was involved in the invention and development of the TriPleX™ platform from the beginning. He has been involved from the original concept until the exploitation and (co)authored over 100 articles in the last years. He has been active as Vice-President of LioniX BV in the last years and since the establishment of LioniX-international in 2016 active in the role of Chief Commercial Officer. Since January 2020 Arne is active in the role of CEO, leading the Management Team.
Telecom and datacom applications have the lion’s share of the integrated photonics market. However, the needs of their devices have developed technologies which can simultaneously serve other applications. Low loss, broadband, compact photonic devices have been designed for usage in the life sciences, quantum processing, chemical sensing, and measurement. Photonic waveguide platforms optimised towards the relevant wavelengths in each application, as well as a creative circuit design approach and hybrid integration of chips and interfaces, significantly expand the reach of what is commonly understood as the function of silicon photonics.