This website uses cookies Read More Ok

Leader in Integrated ICT Hardware & Systems

Peter O'Brien - Head of Group - Photonics Packaging

Contact

+353 (0)21 2346841
peter.obrien (at) tyndall (dot) ie

  • Photonics
  • B1.20-02

Regular invited speaker at international conferences and involved in conference organising committees

Research Grants

  • Integrated silicon photonic biosensor systems. (Science Foundation of Ireland) €174,191.00 (01-SEP-14 / 31-AUG-16)
  • I-PIC Irish Photonics Integration Research Centre. (Industry) €65,414.00 (01-JUL-13 / 31-DEC-16)
  • Solder Ink-Jet Dispenser. (Science Foundation of Ireland) €263,244.00 (01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-14)
  • Access CenTer for PHotonics innovAtion Solutions and Technology support. (European Union) €324,424.00 (01-NOV-13 / 31-OCT-17)
  • Compact Fibre Coupled High Power UV Light Source. (Enterprise Irl) €108,480.00 (01-JUN-13 / 01-JUN-14)
  • SFI 12/RC/2276 IPIC POB TP4 SFI (Science Foundation of Ireland) €18,300.00 (01-SEP-13 / 31-DEC-16)
  • I-PIC Irish Photonic Integration Research Centre. (Science Foundation of Ireland) €1,053,221.00 (20-MAY-13 / 31-DEC-16)
  • Laser Welding System. (Science Foundation of Ireland) €347,364.00 (01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-13)
  • I-PIC Irish Photonics Integration Research Centre. (Industry) €40,000.00 (01-OCT-13 / 30-SEP-15)
  • Advanced Fibre-Waveguide Packaging. (Science Foundation of Ireland) €212,445.00 (01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-15)
  • Eblana 12/RC/2276 IPIC POB TP4 (Industry) €5,000.00 (01-SEP-13 / 31-AUG-15)
  • I-PIC Irish Photonics Integrated Research Centre. (Science Foundation of Ireland) €151,253.00 (01-JUL-13 / 31-DEC-16)
  • Compact Fibre Coupled High Power UV Light Source. (Industry/EI Projects) €27,814.00 (01-JUN-13 / 31-OCT-14)
  • I-PIC Irish Photonics Integration Research Centre. (Science Foundation of Ireland) €85,400.00 (01-OCT-13 / 31-OCT-15)
  • Tyndall Photonics Packaging Commercial Entity. (Miscellaneous) €213,060.00 (01-JAN-13 / 31-JAN-18)
  • Technology Centre Collaborative Project. (Enterprise Irl) €82,246.00 (01-NOV-12 / 30-MAY-14)
  • Advanced Multicolour Fluorescence Detection Package. (Enterprise Irl) €99,134.00 (01-APR-12 / 01-JUL-13)
  • Photonaic Libraries and Technology for Manufacturing. (European Union) €593,486.00 (01-OCT-12 / 31-MAR-17)
  • Advanced Multicolour Fluorescence Detection Package. (Industry/EI Projects) €19,064.00 (01-APR-12 / 01-JUL-13)
  • FDMA Access By Using Low-cost Optical Network Units in Sillicon Photonics. (European Union) €312,782.00 (01-OCT-12 / 30-JUN-16)
  • Tyndall Block C Optical Interconnect Lab (TYNDALL) €154,811.00 (01-APR-11 / 31-DEC-17)
  • Epixfab services specifically targeting (SME) industrial take-up of advanced silicon photonics. (European Union) €132,945.00 (01-OCT-11 / 31-DEC-14)
  • Feasibility Study Grants within Innovation Partnerships (Enterprise Irl) €4,560.00 (01-JUL-09 / 30-JUN-12)
  • Travel Support (Enterprise Irl) €900.00 (01-OCT-09 / 01-APR-10)
  • Wide Spectrum LED (WiSeLED) (Enterprise Irl) €109,110.00 (01-OCT-09 / 30-OCT-11)

Books

YearPublication

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
2016 Silicon Photonic IC Transmitter and Flip-Chipped CMOS IC Driver targeting implementation in FDMA-PON
Sylvie Menezo, Enrico Temporiti ; Junsu Lee ; Olivier Dubray ; Maryse Fournier ; Stéphane Bernabé ; Daniele Baldi ; Benjamin Blampey ; Gabriele Minoia ; Matteo Repossi ; André Myko ; Sonia Messaoudène ; Lee Carroll ; Silvio Abrate ; Roberto Gaudino ; Peter O'Brien ; Benoit Charbonnier (2016) Silicon Photonic IC Transmitter and Flip-Chipped CMOS IC Driver targeting implementation in FDMA-PON. : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. [Details]
2016 Roadmap of Silicon Photonics
David Thomson, Aaron Zilkie, John E Bowers, Tin Komljenovic, Graham T Reed, Laurent Vivien, Delphine Marris-Morini, Eric Cassan, Léopold Virot, Jean-Marc Fédéli, Jean-Michel Hartmann, Jens H Schmid, Dan-Xia Xu, Frédéric Boeuf, Peter O'Brien, Goran Z Mashanovich and M Nedeljkovic (2016) Roadmap of Silicon Photonics. : Journal of Optics. [Details]
2016 Meeting the Electrical, Optical, and Thermal Design Challenges of Photonic-Packaging
Jun Su Lee, Lee Carroll ; Carmelo Scarcella ; Nicola Pavarelli ; Sylvie Menezo ; Stéphane Bernabé ; Enrico Temporiti ; Peter O'Brien (2016) Meeting the Electrical, Optical, and Thermal Design Challenges of Photonic-Packaging. : IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. [Details]
2015 Thermally Controllable Silicon Photonic Crystal Nanobeam Cavity without Surface Cladding for Sensing Applications
Fegadolli, WS;Pavarelli, N;O'Brien, P;Njoroge, S;Almeida, VR;Scherer, A (2015) Thermally Controllable Silicon Photonic Crystal Nanobeam Cavity without Surface Cladding for Sensing Applications. : Acs Photonics. [Details]
2015 A sensitive optical micro-machined ultrasound sensor (OMUS) based on a silicon photonic ring resonator on an acoustical membrane
Leinders, SM;Westerveld, WJ;Pozo, J;van Neer, PLMJ;Snyder, B;O'Brien, P;Urbach, HP;de Jong, N;Verweij, MD (2015) A sensitive optical micro-machined ultrasound sensor (OMUS) based on a silicon photonic ring resonator on an acoustical membrane. : Scientific Reports. [Details]
2015 Hybrid III–V/Silicon SOA in Optical Network Based on Advanced Modulation Formats
Peter Kaspar, Guilhem de Valicourt, Romain Brenot, Miquel A. Mestre, Philippe Jennevé, Alain Accard, Dalila Make, François Lelarge, Guang-Hua Duan, Nicola Pavarelli, Marc Rensing, Cormac Eason, Peter O’Brien, Ségolène Olivier, Stéphane Malhouitre, Christophe Kopp, Chirstophe Jany, and Sylvie Menezo (2015) Hybrid III–V/Silicon SOA in Optical Network Based on Advanced Modulation Formats. : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. [Details]
2004 Sub-picomole colorimetric single nucleotide polymorphism discrimination using oligonucleotide-nanoparticle conjugates
Murphy, D,O'Brien, P,Redmond, G (2004) Sub-picomole colorimetric single nucleotide polymorphism discrimination using oligonucleotide-nanoparticle conjugates. : Analyst. [Details]
2009 Optimal Laser Welding Assembly Sequences For Butterfly Laser Module Packages
Song, JH, O'Brien, P, Peters, FH (2009) Optimal Laser Welding Assembly Sequences For Butterfly Laser Module Packages. : Optics Express. [Details]
2013 Hybrid Integration of the Wavelength-Tunable Laser With a Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuit
Snyder, B,Corbett, B,O'Brien, P (2013) Hybrid Integration of the Wavelength-Tunable Laser With a Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuit. : Journal of Lightwave Technology. [Details]
2013 A 10 Gb/s Linear Burst-Mode Receiver in 0.25 mu m SiGe: C BiCMOS
Ossieur, P,Quadir, NA,Porto, S,Antony, C,Han, W,Rensing, M,O'Brien, P,Townsend, PD (2013) A 10 Gb/s Linear Burst-Mode Receiver in 0.25 mu m SiGe: C BiCMOS. : IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. [Details]
2002 Development of a microfluidic device for fluorescence activated cell sorting
Kruger, J,Singh, K,O'Neill, A,Jackson, C,Morrison, A,O'Brien, P (2002) Development of a microfluidic device for fluorescence activated cell sorting. : Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. [Details]
2013 Packaging Process for Grating-Coupled Silicon Photonic Waveguides Using Angle-Polished Fibers
Snyder, B,O'Brien, P (2013) Packaging Process for Grating-Coupled Silicon Photonic Waveguides Using Angle-Polished Fibers. : Ieee Transactions On Components Packaging And Manufacturing Technology. [Details]
2012 Investigation of the Packaging-Induced RF Attenuations and Resonances in a Broadband Optoelectronic Modulator Module
Han, W,Rensing, M,Wang, X,Yang, H,Peters, FH,O'Brien, P (2012) Investigation of the Packaging-Induced RF Attenuations and Resonances in a Broadband Optoelectronic Modulator Module. : Journal of Lightwave Technology. [Details]
2011 A 10G linear burst-mode receiver supporting electronic dispersion compensation for extended-reach optical links
Ossieur, P,Quadir, NA,Porto, S,Rensing, M,Antony, C,Han, W,O'Brien, P,Chang, Y,Townsend, PD (2011) A 10G linear burst-mode receiver supporting electronic dispersion compensation for extended-reach optical links. : Optics Express. [Details]
2011 Optimization of Microwave Packaging Structure for Directly Modulated Laser Modules Using Three-Dimensional Electromagnetic Model
Han, W,Rensing, M,O'Brien, P,Peters, FH (2011) Optimization of Microwave Packaging Structure for Directly Modulated Laser Modules Using Three-Dimensional Electromagnetic Model. : Journal Of Electronic Packaging. [Details]
1998 Improved near- and far-field distributions in broad area semiconductor lasers with enhanced current spreading
O’Brien, P.A and Skovgaard, P and McInerney, J.G (1998) Improved near- and far-field distributions in broad area semiconductor lasers with enhanced current spreading. : Proceedings of Laser and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE-LEOS), Florida, USA. [Details]
2013 Analysis and Demonstration of a Photonic Integrated Mode Coupler with MDM and WDM Transmission over Few-Mode Fiber
Chen, H and Sleiffer, V and Snyder, B and Kuschnerov, M and van Uden, R and Jung, Y and Okonkwo, C and Raz, O and O’Brien, P and de Waardt, H and others (2013) Analysis and Demonstration of a Photonic Integrated Mode Coupler with MDM and WDM Transmission over Few-Mode Fiber. : IEEE Photon. Tech. Letters. [Details]
1998 Broad area semiconductor lasers with improved near and far fields using enhanced current spreading
O’Brien, P.A and Skovgaard, P.M.W and McInerney, J.G (1998) Broad area semiconductor lasers with improved near and far fields using enhanced current spreading. : Elec. Lett. [Details]
2002 Focusing Properties of High Brightness Gain Tailored Broad-Area Semiconductor Lasers
O’Callaghan, J.R and Houlihan, J and Voignier, V and Huyet, G and McInerney, J.G and Corbett and B and O’Brien, P.A (2002) Focusing Properties of High Brightness Gain Tailored Broad-Area Semiconductor Lasers. : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. [Details]
2011 Directly Modulated Laser Diode Module Exceeding 10 Gb/s Transmission
Song, J and Rensing, M and Daunt, C and O'Brien, P.A and Peters, F (2011) Directly Modulated Laser Diode Module Exceeding 10 Gb/s Transmission. : IEEE Trans on Comps, Packaging and Manufacturing Tech. [Details]
2000 Modification of internal temperature distribution in broad area semiconductor lasers and the effect on near- and far-field distributions
O'Neill, E and O'Brien, P.A and Houlihan, J:McInerney, J (2000) Modification of internal temperature distribution in broad area semiconductor lasers and the effect on near- and far-field distributions. : Proceedings of Optoelectronics. [Details]
2004 Development and test of an integrated microsystem for HPLC separation and detection using refractive index measurements
Brennan, D,O'Brien, P,O'Brien, J,Freeman, N,Swann, M (2004) Development and test of an integrated microsystem for HPLC separation and detection using refractive index measurements. : Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical. [Details]
2012 Silicon Photonics for Next Generation FDM/FDMA PON
Charbonnier, B,Menezo, S,O'Brien, P,Lebreton, A,Fedeli, JM,Ben Bakir, B (2012) Silicon Photonics for Next Generation FDM/FDMA PON. : Journal Of Optical Communications And Networking. [Details]
2013 Demonstration of a Photonic Integrated Mode Coupler With MDM and WDM Transmission
Chen, HS,Sleiffer, V,Snyder, B,Kuschnerov, M,van Uden, R,Jung, YM,Okonkwo, CM,Raz, O,O'Brien, P,de Waardt, H,Koonen, T (2013) Demonstration of a Photonic Integrated Mode Coupler With MDM and WDM Transmission. : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. [Details]
1999 The control of growth dynamics by the use of designed precursors for the MOCVD of electronic ceramics Part II
Jones, A. C.,Leedham, T. J.,Wright, P. J.,Crosbie, M. J.,Williams, D. J.,Davies, H. O.,Fleeting, K. A.,O'Brien, P.,Pemble, M. E (1999) The control of growth dynamics by the use of designed precursors for the MOCVD of electronic ceramics Part II. : Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing. [Details]
2002 Ion chromatography on-chip (vol 924, pg 233, 2001)
Murrihy, JP,Breadmore, MC,Tan, AM,McEnery, M,Alderman, J,O'Mathuna, C,O'Neill, AP,O'Brien, P,Avdalovic, N,Haddad, PR,Glennon, JD (2002) Ion chromatography on-chip (vol 924, pg 233, 2001). : Journal of chromatography. A. [Details]
2001 On-chip definition of picolitre sample injection plugs for miniaturised liquid chromatography
O'Neill, AP,O'Brien, P,Alderman, J,Hoffman, D,McEnery, M,Murrihy, J,Glennon, JD (2001) On-chip definition of picolitre sample injection plugs for miniaturised liquid chromatography. : Journal of chromatography. A. [Details]
1998 Imaging of curved facet unstable resonator semiconductor lasers operating at 980 nm
O'Brien, P,Moorhouse, C,Braddell, J,McInerney, J (1998) Imaging of curved facet unstable resonator semiconductor lasers operating at 980 nm. : Electronic Letters. [Details]
1998 Internal temperature distribution measurements in high power semiconductor lasers
O'Brien, P,O'Callaghan, J,McInerney, J (1998) Internal temperature distribution measurements in high power semiconductor lasers. : Electronic Letters. [Details]
1998 Inhomogeneous pumping and increased filamentation threshold of semiconductor lasers by contact profiling
Skovgaard, PMW,O'Brien, P,McInerney, JG (1998) Inhomogeneous pumping and increased filamentation threshold of semiconductor lasers by contact profiling. : Electronic Letters. [Details]
1999 A study of impurities in some CdS/CdTe photovoltaic cells prepared by wet-chemical methods using secondary ion mass spectrometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
Boyle, DS,Hearne, S,Johnson, DR,O'Brien, P (1999) A study of impurities in some CdS/CdTe photovoltaic cells prepared by wet-chemical methods using secondary ion mass spectrometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. : Journal of Materials Chemistry. [Details]
2013 Butterfly packaged high-speed and low leakage InGaAs quantum well photodiode for 2000nm wavelength systems
Yang, H,Ye, N,Phelan, R,O'Carroll, J,Kelly, B,Han, W,Wang, X,Nudds, N,MacSuibhne, N,Gunning, F,O'Brien, P,Peters, FH,Corbett, B (2013) Butterfly packaged high-speed and low leakage InGaAs quantum well photodiode for 2000nm wavelength systems. : Electronics Letters. [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication

Conference Publications

YearPublication
Year2016 PublicationSPIE Photonics West Proceedings
M. J. Leahy ; C. Wilson ; J. Hogan ; Peter O’Brien ; R. Dsouza ; K. Neuhaus ; D. Bogue ; H. Subhash ; Colm O’Riordan ; Paul M. McNamara (2016) The how and why of a $10 optical coherence tomography system. : . [Details]
Year2015 Publication2015 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS CONFERENCE DIGEST OF TECHNICAL PAPERS (ISSCC)
Rakowski, M;Pantouvaki, M;De Heyn, P;Verheyen, P;Ingels, M;Chen, HT;De Coster, J;Lepage, G;Snyder, B;De Meyer, K;Steyaert, M;Pavarelli, N;Lee, JS;O'Brien, P;Absil, P;Van Campenhout, J (2015) A 4x20Gb/s WDM Ring-Based Hybrid CMOS Silicon Photonics Transceiver. : . [Details]
Year2015 Publication2015 OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION (OFC)
Brunina, D;Porto, S;Jain, A;Lai, CP;Antony, C;Pavarelli, N;Rensing, M;Talli, G;Ossieur, P;O'Brien, P;Townsend, PD (2015) Analysis of Forward Error Correction in the Upstream Channel of 10Gb/s Optically Amplified TDM-PONs. : . [Details]
Year2015 Publication2015 PHOTONICS CONFERENCE (IPC)
Ye, N;Yang, H;Gleeson, M;Pavarelli, N;Zhang, HY;O'Callaghan, J;Han, W;Nudds, N;Collins, S;Gocalinska, A;Pelucchi, E;O'Brien, P;Gunning, FCG;Peters, FH;Corbett, B (2015) AlInGaAs Surface Normal Photodiode for 2 mu m Optical Communication Systems. : . [Details]
Year2013 PublicationECOC
Chen, H and van Uden, R and Okonkwo, C and Snyder, B and Raz, O and O’Brien, P.A and van den Boom, H and de Waardt, H and . Koonen, T (2013) Employing an Integrated Mode Multiplexer on Silicon-on-Insulator for Few-mode Fiber Transmission. : . [Details]
Year2010 PublicationOWU3, OFC2010, San Diego
Shi, K and Smyth, F and Reid, D and Roycroft, B and Corbett, B and Song, J.H and O’Brien, P.A. and Peters, F and Barry, L.P (2010) Characterization of a Novel Three-Section Tunable Slotted Fabry-Perot Laser. : . [Details]
Year2013 PublicationOECC
Chen, H and Sleiffer, V and Snyder, B and Kuschnerov, M and van Uden, R and Jung, Y and Okonkwo, C and Raz, O and O’Brien, P.A and de Waardt H and others (2013) Demonstration of a Photonic Integrated Mode Coupler with 3.072Tb/s MDM and WDM transmission over Few-Mode Fiber. : . [Details]
Year2014 PublicationPhotonics Europe, Brussels
O'Brien, P.A (2014) Packaging challenges for integrated photonic circuits. : . [Details]
Year2001 PublicationNanoTech2001, Montreux, Switzerland
Kr\"uger, J and Porta, P and Singh, K and Brennan, D and O’Neill, A and O’Brien, P.A (2001) Development of a Microfluidic Device for Fluorescent Induced Cell Sorting. : . [Details]

Committees

  • Dr O’Brien is a member of the Actphast management committee and attends meetings in Brussels every two months to review industry proposals., Actphast Project Commitee (2013 /)

Employment

  • Head of Photonics Packaging Group, Tyndall National Institute (01-JAN-08 /)
  • Microfluidics and Biophotonics Group Leader, NMRC (01-JAN-00 / 01-JAN-03)
  • Planar Silicon Process Manager, General Semiconductor Limited (01-JAN-92 / 01-JAN-96)
  • CTO and Co-founder, BioSensia Limited (01-JAN-03 / 01-JAN-05)
  • Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar, Micro Devices Laboratory (01-JAN-99 / 01-JAN-00)
  • CEO and Founder, Epi-Light Limited (01-JAN-05 / 01-JAN-08)

Education

  • National University Ireland, Cork , MSc, Engineering Science (1992)
  • Trinity College, Dublin , B.A. (Mod.), Physics (1990)
  • National University Ireland, Cork , PhD, Physics (1999)

External Collaborators

  • Prof. Roel Baets , University of Gent (BELGIUM )
  • Jerry O'Brien , Radissens Diagnostics (IRELAND )
  • Pim Kat , Fiber Technobis (HOLLAND )
  • David Tallon , Stryker Medical (IRELAND )
  • Don Bogue , Compact Imaging (U.S.A. )
  • Jim Somers , Eblana Photonics (IRELAND )
  • Prof. Axel Shearer , California Institute of Technology (U.S.A. )
  • Prof. Laura Marcu , University of California Davis (U.S.A. )
  • Dr. Philip Absil , IMEC (BELGIUM )
  • Dr. Jean-Marc Fedeli , CEA-LETI (FRANCE )
  • Dr. Gideon Yosef , Kaiam Coporation (IRELAND )
  • Dr. Amit Khanna , Europractice (BELGIUM )
  • Dr. Antonello Fincato , ST Microelectronics (ITALY )
  • Dr. Erik Chmelar , Stryker Medical (U.S.A. )
  • Dr John Hayes , Lake Regional Medical (IRELAND )
  • Carlos Lee , European Photonic Industry Consortium (BELGIUM )
Back to top