HYPHa project: a low-cost alternative for integrated photonics


  • Muhammad Ali Butt Warsaw University of Technology, Poland http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0829-4886
  • Andrzej Kaźmierczak
  • Cuma Tyszkiewicz
  • Paweł Karasiński
  • Edyta Środa
  • Jacek Olszewski
  • Piotr Pala
  • Tadeusz Martynkien
  • Daria Hlushchenko
  • Tomasz Baraniecki
  • Alicja Bachmatiuk
  • Anna Jusza
  • Małgorzata Guzik
  • Ryszard Piramidowicz




sol-gel dip-coating, integrated photonics, nanoimprint lithography, reactive ion etching


In this paper, a brief introduction to the Hybrid sensor platforms of integrated photonic systems based on ceramic and polymer materials (HYPHa) is presented. The project's goal is to establish a collaborative effort of institutes specialized in integrated optics. The newly formed group of professionals will be founded on research groups' experience, collaboration, and devotion. We intend to develop a method for combining competencies and a universal material platform for integrated photonics, based on newly validated hybrid materials as part of the project. Silica compounds with additions including TiO2, SnO2, used as structural matrices, polymer coatings with dopants (active or protective layers), organic dyes, and active two-dimensional materials such as transition metal dichalcogenides, graphene hybrids, and boron nitride will be the foundation for these materials.

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Author Biography

Muhammad Ali Butt, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Muhammad Ali Butt (b. 1985) received his PhD degree in Material Sciences from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain in year 2015. In 2018, he worked at Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland as a Research Assistant Professor. In 2013, he made a research stay at Optoelectronic research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton, England. Currently he works as a Senior Scientist at Samara National Research University, Russia. Research interests are optical waveguides, plasmonic sensors, diffractive optics, and optical filters. E-mail: m.a.butt@ssau.ru.




How to Cite

M. A. Butt, “HYPHa project: a low-cost alternative for integrated photonics”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 25–27, Jul. 2022.