With the new innovative modular machine platform, the founding of CITC, and the ever-increasing demand in faster digital devices, Sander Dorrestein envisions a bright future for photonics and integrated photonic devices.
Sander Dorrestein: “All these developments will form the dawn of photonics as a widely used technology. It will lead to mass production of devices with photonic chips and, at the same time, it will lower the costs of consumer products that use optical technology.”
“The future possibilities of photonics are endless. Traditional electronic interconnect technology enables us to download one Netflix movie per second. If data centers use fiber optics, they can easily let 57.000 users download a movie at the same time. And this is where the world is headed. The way I see it, we have no choice other than to embrace photonics. The global hunger for data grows by the day and integrated photonics is the answer to how we can conquer that data summit in a sustaining manner.”