What is Integrated Photonics?
Integrated Photonics, the use of light for applications traditionally addressed through electronics, is finding use in a wide range of areas including: telecommunications, laser based radar, data communications, sensing, and many others. Integrated photonics dramatically improves on the performance and reliability of electronic integrated circuits while significantly reducing size, weight, and power consumption.
The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), is an industry driven public-private partnership that focuses the nation’s premiere capabilities and expertise to capture critical global manufacturing leadership in a technology that is both essential to National security and positioned to provide a compelling return-on-investment to the U.S. economy.
The Institute’s goal is to emulate the dramatic successes experienced by the electronics industry over the past 40 years and transition key lessons, processes, and approaches to the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) industry.
AIM Photonics supports Small and Medium Enterprises, providing practical access and technology on-ramps for U.S. industry, government, and academic communities. We are creating a National PIC manufacturing infrastructure, widely accessible and inherently flexible to meet the challenges of the marketplace with practical, innovative solutions.