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Photonics on the Move

Posted by (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) on April 26, 2011
In Advanced Substrate Corners, ASN #17, Photonics, Professor's Perspective
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SOI is at the heart of silicon photonics. Here’s an overview of past, present and future trends. The existence of Silicon Photonics owes much to serendipity. During the early years of the development of SOI wafer technology probably nobody anticipated that SOI would be a perfect medium for short distance transmission and modulation of light […]

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SOI Technology for Tunable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers

Posted by (Pirelli) on October 31, 2007
In Advanced Substrate Corners, ASN #8, Photonics
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Pirelli has leveraged SOI and related wafer-level substrate engineering in a new generation of optical telecom components. Faced with a growing number of bandwidth-hungry applications like IPTV and VoIP, and increasing stress on metro and access networks, optical networking equipment makers need cost-competitive, flexible solutions. Pirelli Broadband Solutions, the broadband access and photonics company within […]

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Intel’s Approach to Integrated Silicon Photonics

Posted by (Intel) on October 31, 2007
In Advanced Substrate Corners, ASN #8, Photonics
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With a goal of driving down the cost of high-speed optical interconnects and communications, the Intel photonics team is leveraging SOI to integrate multiple photonic components onto a single die. In order to build smaller, faster, and less expensive optical components that fulfill the goal of universal, ubiquitous, low-cost, high-volume optical communications and interconnects, Intel […]

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The Path Towards CMOS-Photonics Monolithic Integration

Posted by (IBM) on October 31, 2007
In Advanced Substrate Corners, ASN #8, Photonics
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IBM researchers have made strategic advances in key elements needed to achieve on-chip optical networks. The current trend in the microelectronics industry is to increase the parallelism in computation by multi-threading, by building large-scale multichip systems and, more recently, by increasing the number of cores on a single chip. With such an increase of parallelization […]

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Double-SOI Waveguide:The Communication Pathway Beneath the Surface

Posted by (Sony Corporation) on October 31, 2007
In Advanced Substrate Corners, ASN #8, Photonics
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Sony is investigating sculpting the waveguide between two layers of buried oxide. The mainstream of microprocessor research activities has recently moved from increasing clock speed to multiplexing the number of microprocessors. Therefore, communication technology between microprocessors is of great interest in obtaining performance advantages.

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World’s First 10Gbit CMOS Photonics Platform

Posted by (Luxtera, Inc.) on July 11, 2005
In Advanced Substrate Corners, ASN #2, Photonics
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Luxtera explains the role of SOI in its new technology. Luxtera Inc., a fabless semicon-ductor company and the world leader in silicon photonics, announced recently that it has solved the longstanding problem of building advanced photonic interfaces into mass-produced silicon chips. For the first time, it is possible to integrate high-speed optical fiber interfaces in […]

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