Workpackage 1 is dedicated to the development of basic building blocks for ultra-compact Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC).
These building blocks consist of Straight waveguides (Photonic Crystal Waveguides of Photonic Wires),
Tight Bends, Cavities, Splitters, Couplers, etc.
Other components studied in this workpackages are coupling interfaces from and to Single Mode fiber
for telecom wavelengths.