Susannah Heck of CST Global presented at the 3rd European Summer School on PICs for Optical Interconnects.

23 July 2018

Susannah Heck, Principal Device Development Engineer at CST Global, was a guest speaker at the 3rd European Summer School, in Greece, on PICs for Optical Interconnects. The summer school was held at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and is jointly organized by the Tyndall National Institute in Ireland. The school forms part of the European Horizon 2020-ICT framework projects ICT-STREAMS ( and COSMICC (

Susannah Heck explains, ”The Summer School is focused on integrated photonics and optical interconnect technologies and architectures, across different hierarchy levels, in data centers and high-performance computing systems. I presented an overview of CST Global’s 100mm, Indium Phosphide (InP) wafer platform, which is used to design and fabricate Distributed Feedback (DFB) lasers in high volumes for data centre, PON and 4G/5G applications. Next generation DFB lasers are currently being developed at CST Global as part of the Innovate UK, government-funded, DilaN and Super8 research projects.”

The summer school was chaired by Prof. Nikos Pleros, Prof. Liam O'Faolain and Prof. Amalia Miliou. The audience comprised postgraduate students, post-doctorate students and academics from across Europe; engineers from NTT in Japan; and engineers developing optical systems and subsystem in commercial organisations.

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