Imec Announces Performance Improvements of its Wafer-Scale Integrated Silicon Photonics Platform

World-leading nanoelectronics research center Imec presents at OFC 2016, the international event for both the science and business of optical communications held March 20-24, performance improvements of various key building blocks of its wafer-scale integrated silicon photonics platform (iSiPP). The new results expand imec’s iSiPP device portfolio to support 50Gb/s non-return-to-zero (NRZ) lane rates, and are an important milestone for the realization of high data rate silicon integrated optical interconnects targeting high density, high bandwidth, low power telecom and datacom transceivers, as well as for low cost large volume applications such as sensors or LiDAR. Continue reading “Imec Announces Performance Improvements of its Wafer-Scale Integrated Silicon Photonics Platform”

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”