Modular Photonics uses a state-of-the-art glass micro-chip fabrication platform involving femtosecond laser inscription. This platform has been used to develop market-leading mode-selective devices. The devices are compact and offer ‘plug and play’ functionality for a variety of applications.

The technology is made possible by the three-dimensional capability of the femtosecond laser direct-write technique used. This allows for intricate waveguide structures to be realized that would otherwise not be possible using planar technology.














Modular Photonics’ devices and technology have been featured in several publications with a select number are given below:



[1].  N. Riesen, S. Gross, J. D. Love, and M. J. Withford, “Femtosecond direct-written integrated mode couplers,” Opt. Express (Invited), vol. 22, no. 24, pp. 29855-29861 (2014). 

[2].  S. Gross, N. Riesen, J. D. Love, and M. J. Withford, “Three-dimensional ultra-broadband integrated tapered mode multiplexers,” Laser Phot. Rev., vol. 8, no. 5, L81-L85 (2014).

[3].  N. Riesen, S. Gross, J. D. Love, Y. Sasaki, and M. J. Withford, “Monolithic mode-selective few-mode multicore fiber multiplexers,” Sci. Reports, vol. 7, 6971 (2017).

[4].  N. Riesen, S. Gross, M. J. Withford and J. D. Love, “3D lightwave circuits for data transfer,” SPIE Professional Magazine, pp. 10-11, October 2016.

[5].  G. Rademacher, R. Ryf, N. K. Fontaine, H. Chen. R.-J. Essiambre, B. J. Puttnam, R. S. Luis, Y. Awaji, N. Wada, S. Gross, N. Riesen, M. Withford, Y. Sun, R. Lingle, “3500-km mode-multiplexed transmission through a three-mode graded-index few-mode fiber link,” M.2.E.4, ECOC, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2017.