- VI Systems granted 3 US optics patents
Fabless optical communication components supplier VI Systems GmbH of Berlin was granted three US patents for proprietary technology related to energy-efficient and compact high-speed optical interconnects. The patents are titled “Opto-electronic assembly for high speed transmission,” “Optoelectronic interconnect for high frequency data transmission at low power consumption,” and “Method for encoding and decoding of optical signals.”
A 700- to 890-nm parallel optic transmitter testboard module for 4 x 25 Gb/s.
“This is an important achievement for the company in a time when the optical link technology moves to 26 to 28 Gb/s in 2013 and the standardization work on 56 Gb/s per channel is going to be completed by the end of 2014. At these bit data rates a key requirement for the success is the realization of low cost, compact and energy-efficient integrated optical assemblies, including heat dissipation and cross-talk considerations,” VI Systems’ CEO Nikolay Ledentsov said.
- A sub-field of photonics that pertains to an electronic device that responds to optical power, emits or modifies optical radiation, or utilizes optical radiation for its internal operation. Any device that functions as an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical transducer. Electro-optic often is used erroneously as a synonym.
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