Silicon photonics market to boom for 100G then 400G, research shows

Silicon photonics market

“Si photonics growth is now confirmed”, announces Dr. Eric Mounier from Yole Développement (Yole). “Therefore, the development of Si photonics technologies is especially driven by the intra & inter data center applications. Silicon photonics is today one of the most valuable answers to high data rate/low cost for distances beyond VCSEL’s reach.”
The market research and strategy consulting company, Yole investigates the Si photonics sector for years now and was already announcing its take-off in 2017. This year, the trend is confirmed, strongly supported by the needs of data management and performances. Continue reading “Silicon photonics market to boom for 100G then 400G, research shows”

Researchers have taken key steps towards building a European-based silicon photonics supply chain

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Researchers have taken key steps towards building a European-based silicon photonics supply chain and speeding up industrialisation of the technology.

Partners involved in the EU-funded PLAT4M project have developed new technologies to achieve the mass production of silicon photonics, which can be used to build complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) circuits. Continue reading “Researchers have taken key steps towards building a European-based silicon photonics supply chain”

Polymer Photonics to Challenge Incumbent Indium Phosphide

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Dr. Lebby: Polymer Photonics to Challenge Incumbent Indium Phosphide

Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), a technology company focused on the development of Next Generation Photonic Devices and Non-Linear Optical Polymer Materials Systems for applications in high speed fiber-optic data communications and optical computing, announced today that Dr. Michael Lebby, one of the foremost opinion leaders in the photonics industry and board member of the Company addressed industry executives both at the PIC (Photonic Integrated Circuit) conference in Eindhoven, South of the Netherlands on September 23, 2015, and the data center symposium at ECOC organized by Phoxtrot – the European funded consortium on data centers in Valencia, Spain on  September 29, 2015. Continue reading “Polymer Photonics to Challenge Incumbent Indium Phosphide”

Researchers Design Heterogeneously Integrated III-V Laser on Thin SOI

Experts agree, light-based communication technology and optical data storage of the future will rely on III–V silicon on-chip lasers. A prerequisite for these lasers is to confine light for maximum efficiency and couple light with optical waveguides.

Researchers at the A*STAR Data Storage Institute (DSI) have now designed a compact III–V silicon laser that does both. With two tapered ends, the structure realizes efficient lasing through the smart control of light — light is tightly confined to the III–V semiconductor layer where lasing occurs. Furthermore, both laser ends are tapered to facilitate the coupling of light with underlying silicon waveguides. Continue reading “Researchers Design Heterogeneously Integrated III-V Laser on Thin SOI”