Research report 2022 - Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics
Visible spectrum photonic integrated circuits for the brain
Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik, Halle (Saale)
SummaryThe Department of Nanophotonics, Integration, and Neural Technology at the MPI of Microstructure Physics is developing wafer-scale photonic circuit technologies to miniaturize and increase the integration density of optical systems. Such microchip technologies can transform numerous applications, such as displays, quantum information, and sensing. The Department is using these capabilities to create a set of multifunctional implantable chips that interface with the brain to advance neuroscience. The systems are being deployed to neuroscience labs for exploratory and health research.