Photonics in The Netherlands


Photonics in the Netherlands

Photonics is the key technology that uses the properties of light for a wide range of applications, such as sensing, data communication, and production technology. Within the photonics domain, there is a fast-growing market for integrated photonics, also known as Photonics Integrated Circuits (PICs). These PICs miniaturize two or more photonic functions into a single chip to create smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient devices. The Netherlands is known worldwide for its highly dynamic environment for high-tech innovation, evident in the presence of large leading-edge innovative companies such as Philips. The high-tech landscape spans large companies to start-ups across many domains, also in the semiconductor field (ASML, NXP). With a proven track record in our high-tech and semiconductor industries, as well as our leading global R&D in waveguide technologies, the Dutch (integrated) photonics sector has been building in prominence over the last few decades.

Dutch photonics technology

Today, the Netherlands offers a robust end-to-end value chain for (integrated) photonics, from design and fabrication to packaging, testing and application development. There are a growing number of industries looking to incorporate Dutch photonics technology into their solutions as designers tackle evermore global challenges. Examples are the expansion of 5G data networks and sustainable data centers, safer autonomous driving vehicles, affordable healthcare, and more efficient food production.


Technological developments are taking place at a rapid pace, and innovation is essential. Dutch companies and institutes need to collaborate within the international market to accelerate photonic-based innovation and speed up time-to-market.
It is said that the twentieth century was the century of the electron. If the twenty first century is to be the century of the photon, then this is the chance to realize new opportunities together.

Dutch participants

We are proud to present the Dutch participants of Photonics West 2023.  In this exhibition, we will show the complete Dutch photonics ecosystem, with the entire value chain represented. Partly in the Holland High Tech Pavilion in Hall F, partly as separate companies on the show.

Check the floor plan and find the positions of the Dutch participants.

Dutch companies @ the Holland High Tech Pavilion:

Booth #5311

Contact person: Lucas Klamer 

Aluvia Photonics
Booth #5210

Contact person: Sonia Garcia

Booth #5310

Contact person: Francesco Pessolano

Booth #5310

Contact person: Dimitri Geskus

CITC – Chip Integration Technology Center  Booth #5206

Contact person: Sander Dorrestein

LioniX International
Booth #5204

Contact person: Douwe Geuzebroek

Booth #5211

Contact person: Simone Cardarelli

Booth #5309

Contact person: Maurice Magdelijns

PHIX Photonics Assembly
Booth #5305

Contact person: Jeroen Duis

Booth #5304

Contact person: Jorn Smeets

Booth #5209

Contact person: Petra Wincherink

Quix Quantum
Booth #5306

Contact person: Roselina Azizah

Rapid Photonics
Booth #5210

Contact person: Steven Tan

Booth #5307

Contact person:Jin Wang

Booth #5211

Contact person: Marijn van Os

SMART Photonics
Booth #5205

Contact person: Andrea Geltrude

Booth #5208

Contact person: Bart Snijders

Dutch companies @ Photonics West 2023:

Booth #5116

Contact person:Steven Goetstouwers    info@admesy

Laser 2000
Booth #

Contact person: Pieter Kramer

Louwers Hanique
Booth #3455

Contact person: Carel van de Beek

Morphotonics BV
Booth #2102

Contact person: Erhan Ercan


Booth #2161

Contact person: Sikke Lautenbach

SFC Energy
Booth #2232

Contact person: Jan E. Heeringa