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 develop system to convert one wavelength of light into another without need to phase match

wavelength of light

One of the biggest challenges in developing integrated photonic circuits — which use light rather than electrons to transport information — is to control the momentum of light.  Colors of light travel at different speeds through a material but in order for light to be converted between colors, it needs to have the same momentum or phase.

Many devices have been designed to momentum-match or phase-match light at various points throughout an integrated circuit but what if the phase-matching process could be circumvented all together in certain cases?

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, together with collaborators from the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, have developed a system to convert one wavelength of light into another without the need to phase match.

“For any wavelength conversion process to be efficient, it has to be carefully designed to phase match, and it only works at a single wavelength,” said Marko Loncar, the Tiantsai Lin Professor of Electrical Engineering at SEAS and senior author of the paper. “The devices shown in this work, in contrast, do not need to satisfy the phase-matching requirement, and can convert light in a broad color range.” Continue reading “Researchers develop system to convert one wavelength of light into another without need to phase match”

Instant diagnosis of major diseases, eradication of all road accidents, some of the benefits to be generated by European Photonics, study shows

Instant diagnosis

Instant diagnosis of major diseases, eradication of all road accidents, some of the benefits to be generated by European Photonics, study shows

Instant diagnosis of major diseases, the eradication of all road accidents, and the creation of 1 million new jobs are some of the benefits that will be generated by the Photonics sector by 2030 according to a new vision paper published by Photonics21.

The vision paper ‘Europe’s Age of Light’ sets out a new strategy for the future of European photonics highlighting what could be achieved if this technology is maintained by the EU as a key funding priority in FP9. The paper was created through consultation with the photonics community, including more than 1,700 companies and research organizations.

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New generic platform for the prototyping & production of photonic integrated circuits

generic platform

New generic platform for the prototyping & production of photonic integrated circuits

LIGENTEC, a leading provider of manufacturing foundry services in silicon nitride, and VLCPhotonics, a pioneer design house offering services for photonic circuit development, have collaborated to offer a generic platform for the prototyping and production of photonic integrated circuits.

LIGENTEC has matured a proprietary silicon nitride process that is able to achieve ultra-low propagation losses, with several world record devices being published in the last years. As Michael Zervas, CEO of LIGENTEC, explains: “Our process is able to deposit thick film silicon nitride, from 100 nm to 2500 nm, overcoming the challenge of crack formation due to stress in the material”. The process can also scale up to production volumes using 8” wafers and stepper lithography. Continue reading “New generic platform for the prototyping & production of photonic integrated circuits”

Towards an end-to-end photonics ecosystem – Interview with Michael Liehr, AIM Photonics

Michael Liehr

Towards an end-to-end photonics ecosystem – Interview with Michael Liehr, AIM Photonics

Michael Liehr is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute for Manufacturing (AIM) of Integrated Photonics and the SUNY Poly Executive Vice President for Technology and Innovation

The American Institute for Manufacturing Photonics (AIM Photonics) installed by former U.S. President Obama, is a manufacturing consortium headquartered in NY, with funding from the US Department of Defense, New York State, California and Massachusetts, and industrial partners to advance the state of the art in the design, manufacture, testing, assembly, and packaging of integrated photonic devices. “Our mission is to create a national institute supporting the end-to-end integrated photonics manufacturing ecosystem in the U.S. by expanding upon a highly successful public-private partnership model with open-access to world-class shared-use resources and capabilities.

Our emphasis is on overall reduction of manufacturing cost and design complexity to reduce the barrier to entry in this” says Michael Liehr. He focuses on the creation of new semiconductor and related industries business opportunities, and is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the SUNY Poly industrial programs including SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s strategic 300mm advanced CMOS line, integrated photonic semiconductor and 3D packaging and the 150mm SiC power electronics. Continue reading “Towards an end-to-end photonics ecosystem – Interview with Michael Liehr, AIM Photonics”

Shared EDA: EDA Tools, Knowledge and IP Made Available for Start-Ups and SMEs – Presented by Christiaan van der Sluijs, SharedEDA

Christiaan van der Sluijs

Shared EDA: EDA Tools, Knowledge and IP Made Available for Start-Ups and SMEs – Presented by Christiaan van der Sluijs, Shared EDA, at the 3rd edition of the Photonic Integration Conference, on September 26, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The needs of today’s electronic design companies are demanding. EDA tools and Intellectual Property (IP) libraries are critical enablers for developing and maintaining successful products and services.

Shared EDA is an organization dedicated to strengthen the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) ecosystem. The organization licenses EDA tools and coordinates relevant trainings, workshops, transfer of knowledge and sharing of semiconductor IP. By sharing Licenses and IP, the electronic design companies are enabled to use EDA tools and IP as if they were a large enterprise, including the benefits (e.g. re-mix, price).

Shared EDA offers EDA tools vendors a converging business model that caters to the demanding needs of today’s electronic design companies. Over the past 5 years, Shared EDA changed the game of licensing EDA tools. Continue reading “Shared EDA: EDA Tools, Knowledge and IP Made Available for Start-Ups and SMEs – Presented by Christiaan van der Sluijs, SharedEDA”

Industrializing Test Solutions – Presented by Paul van Ulsen, Salland Engineering

Paul van Ulsen

Industrializing Test Solutions – Presented by Paul van Ulsen, Salland Engineering, at the 3rd edition of the Photonic Integration Conference, on September 26, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Testing and screening the modern chips like SerDes, 5G, Mems and now lately Photonics devices is getting more and more a challenge since normal available Automatic Tests Equipment (ATE) doesn’t always have the right capabilities to test these chips up to their performance. In the last 25 years Salland Engineering has dealt with this challenge over & over again and came every time with innovative new test solutions to concur this.

The abstract is about how Salland concurred some test challenges for massive parallel testing, RF> 30Ghz, SerDes> 30Gb and how this expertise could lead to joined future industrialized photonic chip test solutions. Continue reading “Industrializing Test Solutions – Presented by Paul van Ulsen, Salland Engineering”

Photonic Integration Conference 2017 welcomes Polytec as Exhibition Partner

Polytec

Photonic Integration Conference 2017 welcomes Polytec as Exhibition Partner

About Polytec
Since 50 years Polytec is a manufacturer of optical measurement systems and market-leader for non-contact, laser-based vibration measurement instrumentation.

Another focus is the distribution of a broad range of optical measurement systems and machine vision components. One product division consists of fiberoptic systems for strain and temperature measurement as well as optical test & measurement solutions for the telecom industry. Continue reading “Photonic Integration Conference 2017 welcomes Polytec as Exhibition Partner”

Photonic Integration Conference 2017 welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner

Mind Commerce

Photonic Integration Conference 2017 welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner

About Mind Commerce
Mind Commerce is your trusted source for research and strategic analysis focused on digital technologies and the telecommunications industry.  Our reports provide key trends, projections, and in-depth analysis for infrastructure, platforms, devices, applications, services, emerging business models and opportunities.Key focus areas for Mind Commerce include:Cloud Computing, Data Technologies, and the Internet of Things. Contact us today for an initial discussion and/or briefing about our research. Continue reading “Photonic Integration Conference 2017 welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner”