Publications & projects

A selection of recent TU/e publications and projects in the field of integrated photonics.


Nature Nanotechnology

Nano Letters

  • Berghuis, A. M., Castellanos, G. W., Murai, S., Pura, J. L., Abujetas, D. R., van Heijst, E., Ramezani, M., Sánchez-Gil, J. A., & Rivas, J. G. (2023). Room Temperature Exciton-Polariton Condensation in Silicon Metasurfaces Emerging from Bound States in the Continuum. Nano Letters, 23(12), 5603-5609.

  • Mohammadi, E., Raziman, T. V., & Curto, A. G. (2023). Nanophotonic Chirality Transfer to Dielectric Mie Resonators: Nano Letters. Nano Letters, 23(9), 3978-3984.

Advanced Functional Materials

  • Rossi, M., Badawy, G., Zhang, Z. Y., Yang, G., Li, G. A., Shi, J. Y., Op het Veld, R. L. M., Gazibegovic, S., Li, L., Shen, J., Verheijen, M. A., & Bakkers, E. P. A. M. (2023). Merging Nanowires and Formation Dynamics of Bottom-Up Grown InSb Nanoflakes. Advanced Functional Materials, 33(17), Article 2212029.

Laser and Photonics reviews

  • Rombouts, M., Karinou, F., Pintus, P., Huang, D., Bowers, J. E., & Calabretta, N. (2023). A Sub-Picojoule per Bit Integrated Magneto-Optic Modulator on Silicon: Modeling and Experimental Demonstration. Laser & Photonics reviews, 17(4), Article 2200799. Advance online publication.

  • Zou, F., Zou, L., Tian, Y., Zhang, Y., Bente, E., Hou, W., Liu, Y., Chen, S., Cao, V., Guo, L., Li, S., Yan, L., Pan, W., Milosevic, D., Cao, Z., Koonen, A. M. J., Liu, H., & Zou, X. (2023). Reciprocal Phase Transition Electro-Optic Modulation. Laser & Photonics reviews, 17(4), Article 2200577. Advance online publication.

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

  • Mattinen, M., Schulpen, J. J. P. M., Dawley, R. A., Gity, F., Verheijen, M. A., Kessels, W. M. M., & Bol, A. A. (2023). Toolbox of Advanced Atomic Layer Deposition Processes for Tailoring Large-Area MoS2 Thin Films at 150 °C. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 15(29), 35565-35579.


  • AnchorWang, Y., Wei, Y., Dolores Calzadilla, V., Dai, D., Williams, K. A., Smit, M., & Jiao, Y. (2023). Efficiency-boosted semiconductor optical amplifiers via mode-division multiplexing. Optica, 10(9), 1153-1160.

2D Materials

  • Lichtenberg, T., Schippers, C. F., van Kooten, S. C. P., Evers, S. G. F., Barcones, B., Guimarães, M. H. D., & Koopmans, B. (2023). Anisotropic laser-pulse-induced magnetization dynamics in van der Waals magnet Fe3GeTe2. 2D Materials, 10(1), Article 015008.

ACS Photonics

  • AnchorAdhikari, S., Li, J., Wang, Y., Ruijs, L., Liu, J., Koopmans, B., Orrit, M., & Lavrijsen, R. (2023). Optical Monitoring of the Magnetization Switching of Single Synthetic-Antiferromagnetic Nanoplatelets with Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy. ACS Photonics, 10(5), 1512-1518.

Advanced Optical Materials

  • Castellanos, G. W., Ramezani, M., Murai, S., & Gómez Rivas, J. (2023). Non-Equilibrium Bose–Einstein Condensation of Exciton-Polaritons in Silicon Metasurfaces. Advanced Optical Materials, 11(7), Article 2202305. Advance online publication.

Scientific Reports

  • Pérez Santacruz, J., Meyer, E., Budé, R. X. F., Stan, C., Jurado-Navas, A., Johannsen, U., Tafur Monroy, I., & Rommel, S. (2023). Outdoor mm-wave 5G/6G transmission with adaptive analog beamforming and IFoF fronthaul. Scientific Reports, 13(1), Article 13945.

Physical Review Applied

  • Pezeshki, H., Li, P., Lavrijsen, R., Heck, M., Bente, E., van der Tol, J., & Koopmans, B. (2023). Integrated Hybrid Plasmonic-Photonic Device for All-Optical Switching and Reading of Spintronic Memory. Physical Review Applied, 19(5), Article 054036.

Advanced Materials Interfaces

  • Deijkers, J. H., de Jong, A. A., Mattinen, M., Schulpen, J. J. P. M., Verheijen, M. A., Sprey, H., Maes, J. W., Kessels, W. M. M., Bol, A. A., & Mackus, A. J. M. (2023). MoS2 Synthesized by Atomic Layer Deposition as Cu Diffusion Barrier. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 10(12), Article 2202426. Advance online publication.

Advanced Electronic Materials

  • Li, P., Kools, T. J., Koopmans, B., & Lavrijsen, R. (2023). Ultrafast Racetrack Based on Compensated Co/Gd-Based Synthetic Ferrimagnet with All-Optical Switching. Advanced Electronic Materials, 9(1), Article 2200613. Advance online publication.

IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 

  • Shi, B., Calabretta, N., & Stabile, R. (2023). Parallel Photonic Convolutional Processing On-chip with Cross-connect Architecture and Cyclic AWGs. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 29(2), Article 7400310.

Journal of Lightwave Technology

  • Koonen, T., Mekonnen, K. A., Huijskens, F., & Tangdiongga, E. (2023). Bi-Directional All-Optical Wireless Gigabit Ethernet Communication System Using Automatic Self-Aligned Beam Steering. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 41(11), 3446-3454.
  • Goossens, S., Gultekin, Y. C., Vassilieva, O., Kim, I., Palacharla, P., Okonkwo, C., & Alvarado, A. (2023). Introducing 4D Geometric Shell Shaping for Mitigating Nonlinear Interference Noise. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 41(2), 599-609. Article 9941172.
  • Perez Santacruz, J., Rommel, S., Roeloffzen, C. G. H., Timens, R. B., van Dijk, P. W. L., Jurado-Navas, A., & Tafur Monroy, I. (2023). Incoherent Optical Beamformer for ARoF Fronthaul in Mm-Wave 5G/6G Networks. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 41(5), 1325-1334. Article 9947213.
  • Ribeiro Barbio Correa, C., Bitencourt Cunha, T., Linnartz, J. P., Huijskens, F. M., Koonen, A. M. J., & Tangdiongga, E. (2023). Passive OFE WDM-over-POF Gigabits per Second Performance Comparison of Spatial Diversity and Spatial Multiplexing. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 41(11), 3567-3576.
  • Wang, Y., Dolores Calzadilla, V., Williams, K. A., Smit, M., & Jiao, Y. (2023). Ultra-compact and efficient microheaters on a submicron-thick InP membrane. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 41(6), 1790-1800.

Applied Physics Letters 

  • Hintermayr, J., Li, P., Rosenkamp, R., van Hees, Y. L. W., Igarashi, J., Mangin, S., Lavrijsen, R., Malinowski, G., & Koopmans, B. (2023). Ultrafast single-pulse all-optical switching in synthetic ferrimagnetic Tb/Co/Gd multilayers. Applied Physics Letters, 123(7), Article 072406.

  • Theeuwes, R. J., Berghuis, W-J. H., Macco, B., & Kessels, W. M. M. (2023). Excellent passivation of germanium surfaces by POx/Al2O3 stacks. Applied Physics Letters, 123(9), Article 091604.

Journal of Applied Physics 

  • van Tilburg, M. A. J., Peeters, W. H. J., Vettori, M., van Lange, V. T., Bakkers, E. P. A. M., & Haverkort, J. E. M. (2023). Polarized emission from hexagonal-silicon-germanium nanowires. Journal of Applied Physics, 133(6), Article 065702.

IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 

  • Ma, R., Reniers, S. F. G., Shoji, Y., Mizumoto, T., Jiao, Y., van der Tol, J. J. G. M., & Williams, K. A. (2023). Demonstration of an on-chip TE-mode optical circulator. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 59(3), Article 10025737.

  • Miranda, A., Yao, W., van der Tol, J., & Williams, K. (2023). Miniaturization of 2 × 4 90-Degree Hybrid Optical Couplers. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 59(3), Article 0600909. Advance online publication.

  • Puts, L., Lenstra, D., Williams, K., & Yao, W. (2023). Measurements and modeling of a monolithically integrated self-spiking two-section laser in InP. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 59(3), 0600507-1 - 0600507-7. Article 9963951.


QuGANTIC: heterogeneous integrated circuits for quantum computing (EIC Pathfinder)

  • Design the first photonic quantum computer using qudits generated by quantum frequency combs. The envisioned quantum platform will have important implications for quantum machine learning, specifically generative adversarial networks, which are very promising for automatically learning and discovering patterns in data input.

Netherlands Initiative for Energy-Efficient Computing ‘NL-ECO’ (NWO-NWA)

  • NL-ECO aims to develop new concepts and associated materials for energy-efficient information technology. The program will focus, among other things, on the development and application of new chip technologies that combine electrical, optical and magnetic effects, on new ways of data processing that are inspired by the functioning of the brain and on materials that are structured in such a way that they can perform calculations automatically.

HICONNECTS: Heterogeneous Integration for Connectivity and Sustainability (KDT-JU)

  • HICONNECTS project involves the development of high-performance computing, storage infrastructure and network interfaces, as well as real-time analysis of IoT sensors and big data. The main technology underlying the project combines traditional silicon wafers, high-speed electronics, and photonics devices. Overall, it will demonstrate a leap in computing and networking reliability and performance.

ALLEGRO: Agile uLtra Low EnerGy secuRe netwOrks (KDT-JU)

  • ALLEGRO project will develop a revolutionary novel optical network solution, which can reach drastically higher transmission capacities while maintaining much lower power usage costs and remaining safe for data exchanges. It will use loss-less energy-efficient transparent photonic integrated optical switches, an array of data safety improvements, and innovative transceivers while utilising multi-band and multi-fibre technologies and an AI-assisted management and control system for improved operation.

QuNEST: Doctoral Training Network for Quantum Enhanced Optical Communication Network Security (MSCA)

  • QuNEST focuses on better understanding of a quantum/classical optical channel is needed to develop improved channel coding, robust error-correcting schemes, digital signal processing, and optoelectronic components for the transceivers. In addition, a study on network topologies and integrating classical to quantum signals on implementation security is needed.

NiteLiDAR: Photonic and electronic integrated circuits for next-generation LiDAR technologies (MSCA)

  • NiteLiDAR aims to create a platform solution vouching for the European leadership in next-generation LiDAR technologies. Our vision is to combine both photonic and electronic integration for a LiDAR-on-a-chip system that will integrate all the components onto semiconductor chips, thus reducing the cost of LiDAR.

QPIC1550: Development of a quantum photonic integrated circuit platform operating at wavelengths around 1550 nm (HEUR)

  • We aim to heterogeneously integrate single photon sources and single photon detectors within a heterogeneous InP-SiN platform. Applications in computing, communications and/or sensing will be explored.

SpectraSense (NWO Open Technology Programme)

  • This project will develop a new generation of optical sensing systems for measuring the composition of liquids, for process control, and the presence of specific biomarkers, for the early diagnosis of diseases. The small footprint and low cost of the sensor, and the flexibility of the platform, will allow expanding the application of optical sensing in industrial process monitoring and healthcare.

SPIKEPro: Spiking photonic-electronic IC for quick and efficient processing (EIC Pathfinder)

  • SPIKEPro proposes a science-towards-technology breakthrough by combining low-energy electrical and photonic neurons into a joint spiking neural network on an integrated circuit. SPIKEPro’s chip integration approach is based on a common technology platform, connecting ultrafast laser optical neurons with efficient electrical spiking diodes through non-volatile synaptic weights. The project will bring ultra-fast and efficient neuromorphic hardware into the disparate fields of edge computing, sensor data processing, high-speed control and computational neuroscience.


  • The new technology envisioned in CIRCULIGHT will establish a breakthrough in Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) capabilities, with truly integrated optical circulators, which will finally allow very large scale integration of photonic components within diversified PIC architectures. CIRCULIGHT technological decisive progress is based on magneto-optical (MO) nanoparticle-composite sol-gel material and on magneto-biplasmonic (MBP) effect, which will enable the monolithic insertion of circulators on any photonic platform.

QSNP: Quantum encryption and future quantum network technologies (SGA)

  • QSNP develops advanced technology for quantum secure communication networks against the ever increasing power of computers and sophistication of algorithms (even for quantum computers). It will integrate quantum cryptography technology at component, system and network levels, also into classical communication and will deploy the technology into Quantum-safe critical governmental infrastructures, private telecommunication market sector and future quantum internet.

CLIP: Cost-effective and Low-power 100G dual-polarization coherent IC-TROSA using novel integrated InP and SOI PIC (Eurostars)

  • CLIP project aims to disrupt the 100G coherent transceivers market by introducing a single-chip coherent optical engine. This optical engine enables a breakthrough in cost and lower-power consumption and is embedded in an IC-TROSA (Integrated Coherent Transmit & Receive Optical Sub‐Assembly) with a power consumption lower than 3W.

CLEVER: Collaborative edge-cLoud continuum and Embedded AI for a Visionary industry of thE future (KDT-JU)

  • The EU-funded CLEVER project aims to give the EU a competitive edge by introducing innovative solutions in the area of hardware accelerators, design stack, and middleware software that will enhance the adaptability and resource efficiency of edge computing platforms. The project will also develop a resource management framework for seamless use of federated resources, enabling EU organisations in many sectors, such as manufacturing, agriculture, smart environments and augmented reality, to use edge computing more effectively and efficiently.

SCOLED: Strong-coupling-enhanced nanoparticle array organic light emitting diode (EIC Pathfinder)

  • SCOLED brings together scientists from five different universities in Europe, collaborating with the goal of developing highly efficient nanophotonic organic LEDs. The concept of strong coupling for efficiency enhancement will be exploited.

Metalenses: ASML-Anteryon-TU/e (RVO TKI)

  • Metalenses focuses on the fabrication and characterization of achromatic metalenses. In this project, we will use different techniques to fabricate large area metalenses and characterize their aberrations.