You think Silicon Photonics is the way to go? Well, let us introduce you to Plasmonic PICs - the faster, smaller, and more efficient cousin. With Plasmonics technology, we can manipulate light in ways that were once thought impossible. We're talking about super small components that can process data at lightning-fast speeds. In this presentation, we'll take you through the basics of Plasmonic PICs, share some exciting developments in the field, and remind you that even though Silicon Photonics is awesome, there's always room for improvement. So, get ready for some serious (but not too serious) science talk!
Claudia has always been fascinated by light. After her B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering at KIT, Germany, the Master program in “Optics and Photonics” stimulated her interest in the interaction of light with smallest structures. Following this interest, she researched integrated photonics, plasmonics and electro-optics during her PhD at ETH Zurich. In 2019, she was awarded the ETH Pioneer Fellowship to transfer her research project into innovative products and co-founded Polariton Technologies to accelerate information transport and reduce its power consumption.