First optical ‘System-on-Chip’ product family launched by EFFECT Photonics

Photonic integration start-up EFFECT Photonics is launching its first product family based on its optical ‘System-on-Chip’ technology platform which integrates all the active and passive components of a DWDM system within a single chip, without traditional gold box packaging.  This launch is the culmination of 5 years work to bring the technology to market–readiness. Continue reading “First optical ‘System-on-Chip’ product family launched by EFFECT Photonics”

"Using PICs to bring long reach telecom technologies to the end user" – Presented by Boudewijn Docter, EFFECT Photonics

Optical fiber technology was originally deployed to cover long distances between continents. Because these submarine cables are expensive to deploy, advanced technologies were developed to use the fiber bandwidth as efficient as possible. The high cost of these new technologies were shared among all users of the back-bone connections. With the development of novel PIC technology, these advanced technologies become a lot more affordable. Today PIC technology is appearing in medium and short range communication links, all the way down to the end user. This is an appealing business for product companies as well as the foundry businesses behind it.

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Photonic IC Market Projected to Grow at 25.3% CAGR from 2015 to 2022

Photonic IC Market

Photonic IC Market Projected to Grow at 25.3% CAGR from 2015 to 2022

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Photonic IC Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 – 2022,” the market was valued at US$0.19 bn in 2013, and is expected to reach US$1.3 bn by 2022, expanding at a CAGR of 25.3% from 2015 to 2022. Continue reading “Photonic IC Market Projected to Grow at 25.3% CAGR from 2015 to 2022”

Imec and Ghent University: Breakthrough marks step towards next-generation photonic integrated circuit technology

CMOS pilot line

CMOS pilot line – Imec and Ghent University: Breakthrough marks step towards next-generation photonic integrated circuit technology

Imec and Ghent University have presented, for the first time, arrays of InP lasers monolithically integrated on 300mm silicon substrates in a CMOS pilot line.

This breakthrough, published in Nature Photonics, provides a path toward high-volume manufacturing of cost-effective photonic integrated circuits (PICs) with monolithically integrated laser sources. Such laser-powered PICs could change the way data is transferred between future logic and memory chips. Continue reading “Imec and Ghent University: Breakthrough marks step towards next-generation photonic integrated circuit technology”

World’s fastest nanoscale all-optical switch, created by researchers at Moscow State University

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Scientists have successfully developed the world’s fastest nanoscale all-optical switch. The device uses plasmonic nanoparticles and can transfer terabits of data on a femtosecond scale.

Produced on silicon nanostructures, the nanoscale device can be used for high-speed data transfer and may serve as a platform for next-gen computers.

The photonics field is branch of optics research that gained prominence with the invention of lasers. Photonics shares the same objectives as electronics, that is the fast, accurate and unattenuated transfer of data, but uses photons, rather than electrons, as the signal transfer agent. A photon refers to a quantum of light. Continue reading “World’s fastest nanoscale all-optical switch, created by researchers at Moscow State University”

Photonics – Accelerating the Brainport Lead

Dr. Lebby

On September 23rd, High Tech Campus Eindhoven was the host to over 100 leading photonics integration specialists from 12 countries. They met to take stock of the story so-far and discuss the next expansion phases for an industry that’s becoming the backbone technology of today’s Internet. Light has replaced copper as datacenters ramp up to cope with bandwidth demands when global sales exceed 1 billion smartphones a year.

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Today, ICT is responsible for about 4% of the world energy consumption. Recent studies indicate a rise to 8% by 2025. The steadily rising cost of energy and the need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions raises important questions. What role can ICT play in general, and optical technologies in particular? Continue reading “Photonics – Accelerating the Brainport Lead”

Access to Information at our Finger Tips Powered by Integrated Chips

We all love watching the latest House of Cards on our cellphones or tablets, navigating the streets of Barcelona while listening to music through our apps – preferably without any delays or hiccups. With all this new, mobile technology in our hands, our thirst for fast connections and lots of data has grown exponentially. But data technology is reaching its limits. What we need is nothing short of a revolutionary innovation that is able to deal with more data at the speed of light. Continue reading “Access to Information at our Finger Tips Powered by Integrated Chips”