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Conquering the Silicon Photonics Production Bottleneck

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Alignments for silicon photonics had been slow and sequential, but new fast multichannel photon alignment systems are yielding breakthroughs in parallelism, scalability and speed.

SCOTT JORDAN, PI

The first computer link using optical fibers was commissioned four decades ago to safeguard communications at the Cheyenne Mountain strategic command center1. We have since seen broad adoption of photonic communications in an unfolding trend of diminishing scale. Transoceanic fiber cables have replaced satellite links; photonic communications have become the backbone of transcontinental communications and serve as the foundation for regional and metropolitan communications, delivering bandwidth to business, consumers and homes. Today, optical communications are a scalable and...Read full article

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