IPSR Webinar Series: Integrated Photonic Sensors Manufacturing

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 3:30pm

Sensor Roadmap Overview
Ben Miller, University of Rochester
Anu Agarwal, MIT

Anu AgarwalThis presentation will provide a progress report on the development of a roadmap for integrated photonic sensors manufacturing. The sensors manufacturing landscape is complicated by the breadth of applications (chemical, biological, physical) and market segments (consumer, military, industrial healthcare, etc.). However, this breadth is also a strength for integrated photonic sensors, representing an exceptional, rapidly growing market opportunity. The presentation will present analyses of select market segments conducted in collaboration with the Sloan School of Management at MIT, as well as an evolving technical roadmap centered on the silicon photonics manufacturing platform under development with the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics).    

Industrial Application of Sensors
William Green, IBM
William GreenFugitive methane leaks occurring during extraction at typical natural gas wells have an adverse environmental impact due to the methane’s large radiative forcing, in addition to reducing the producer’s overall efficiency and cost. Mitigation of these concerns can benefit from cost-effective sensor nodes, performing reliable, rapid and continuous tracking of methane emissions.  The efficacy of laser spectroscopy has been widely demonstrated in both environmental and medical applications due to its sensitivity and specificity to the target analyte. However, the present cost and lack of manufacturing scalability of traditional free-space optical systems can limit their viability for deployment in economical wide-area sensor networks. This presentation will review the development and performance of a cost-effective silicon photonic trace gas sensing platform that leverages silicon photonic waveguide and packaging technologies to perform on-chip evanescent field spectroscopy of methane.


This one-hour webinar is open to industry. Advance registration is required. Register now.