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Adventures in Silicon Photonics
June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Abstract: 20 years ago silicon photonics was mostly a research curiosity, and large-scale integrated photonics on a chip was very far from being reality. Today, silicon photonic chips are the fastest growing technology platform for intra-data center, telecom and data center interconnect applications. We’re building chips with literally terabits of capacity, and there’s a clear roadmap to 10’s of terabits per second out of single chips. Furthermore, an entire generation of new silicon photonics based technologies, beyond moving data through fibers, is looking like it will become commercially practical in the coming years. Having crossed back and forth between academia and industry a couple of times, I’ve had the opportunity to develop an unusual perspective on the evolution of the field. In this presentation, I intend to talk a bit about the history of silicon photonics, and the evolution of challenges and opportunities over time. Then I’ll cover what we’ve been doing at Elenion, and where I see the field moving over the next few years.
Speaker(s): Dr Michael Hochberg,
Room: Room MC603
Bldg: McConnell Engineering Building
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
3480 University Street