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PHASTFlex newsletter #1 published



Optical chips, chips that work with light signals instead of electronic signals, are in increasing demand, for example to help process ever-growing internet traffic flows. They are often referred to as Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs).

What is less well known is that they also have great potential in many other application areas. It is now widely recognized that the ever larger data flows in computers, in data centres and in processors with dozens of arithmetic cores require optical components as well; and low cost PIC based readout units for fibre based structural sensors could revolutionize engineering approaches in wind turbines, aeronautics and in structural engineering.

EU project PHASTFlex targets packaging of photonic ICs via flexible fingers. Their first newsletter is ready for download.