In MORPHIC, we will enhance an established Silicon Photonics platform with MEMS actuators so photonic circuits can be programmed, and reprogrammed, for a variety of optical functions with built-in redundancy and resilience. To achieve that, MORPHIC will introduce:
Low-power photonic MEMS actuators into silicon photonics
Non-volatile mechanical latching operation
Programmable connectivity implemented in a large-scale circuit matrix
MORPHIC will validate both the silicon photonic MEMS technology and the FP-PIC platform on three applications that benefit from low-power reconfigurability: an optical switch matrix, an optical beam forming network and a programmable microwave photonics filter.
News & Updates
MORPHIC consortium had the project kick-off meeting at Ghent University Belgium on 11.01.2018.
MORPHIC consortium has started developing the key MEMS-based building blocks on imec’s ISIPP50G technology.
The consortium meeting were hosted by VLC in Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain, on 29.05.2018.
The MORPHIC consortium is especially well suited to realise the ambitions defined above. It combines all the relevant expertise in silicon photonics, large photonic circuits and circuit design, MEMS and especially waveguide-based MEMS. The starting point of the technology development is based on an IMEC’s established technology platform that has demonstrated world-class performance. The two industrial players (VLC, COM), as well as two industrially oriented research centres (IMEC, TYN) guarantee a broad perspective on the possible application and provide a scaling route to volume production beyond MORPHIC