InPulse – Indium-Phosphide Pilot Line
InPulse is an EC-funded H2020 Manufacturing Pilot Line project for photonic integrated circuits (PICs) utilizing indium phosphide (InP), starting January 2019 and running for 48 months.
InP PICs offer game-changing performance capabilities across multiple market sectors. The goal of InPulse is to put in place the technological and operational processes to accelerate the uptake of PIC technology in new markets, align scalable and interlocking services and value chains, accelerate time to market with predictive design for fewer and faster design cycles, and to offer foundry processes at TRL7, sharing process optimization across products.
Within InPulse, ficonTEC will drive forward the acceleration and standardization of PIC test procedures to high-throughput processes that are compatible across measurement domains. This will be accomplished using customizable, yet standardized scripting formats for testing and characterization on the optical and radio-frequency domain. Testing can be accelerated by utilizing state-of-the-art robotic handling and highly-optimized optical alignment procedures.