The Microphotonics Center (MphC) is a research community dedicated to optimizing interdisciplinary academic and industrial collaboration to advance basic science and pre-competitive technology in areas relevant to applied microphotonics. The Microphotonics Center engenders R&D cross-fertilization leading to innovation in applied microphotonics. Our vision is a future where the microphotonics platform enables enhanced information access, bandwidth, reliability, and complexity that extends the advance of silicon IC technology.
The Microphotonics Center serves as a research community in which industry, government, and academia collaborate to create new materials, structures, and architectures for the emerging "microphotonics platform" -- the menu of on-chip and circuit-board level devices and components that will comprise future optoelectronics for telecommunications, computing, and sensing. In 2000, the Microphotonics Center launched the Communications Technology Roadmap program for photonics and optoelectronics.