San Jose, January 2009
SPIE Photonics West is North America’s largest commercial exhibition on optics, lasers, biomedical optics, optoelectronic components, and imaging technologies.
- Luxtera won two top awards for its new, SOI-based “Blazar” product: it was both the overall “Best In Show” and winner of the Photonics Systems category for the 2008 Prism Awards. Luxtera was recognized for its ability to integrate high-performance optics directly with silicon electronics on a monolithic CMOS chip. In addition, Luxtera is the first company to deliver a commercial product, Blazar, based on its CMOS Photonic Intellectual Property.
Blazar is a monolithic optoelectronic Optical Active Cable assembly containing four complete fiber optic transceivers per end, each operating at data rates from 1 to 10.5 Gbps and supporting a reach up to 300 meters. This integrated cable solution provides low cost reliable transport for aggregated data rates up to 40 Gbps (4X10 Gbps).
- Mario Paniccia, Intel Fellow and Director of Photonics Technology Labs, described breakthroughs in development of the ability to make optics in silicon photonics. This is a continuation of the SOI-based work described by Intel’s Ansheng Liu in ASN8.
Other papers at Photonics West:
- A high-sensitivity Hall sensor fabricated on a SOI wafer using surface micromachining technique. Namit Singh, et al (U. North Carolina)
- Integrated position sensing for 2D microscanning mirrors using the SOI-device layer as the piezoresistive mechanical-elastic transformer. Jan Grahmann, et al. (Fraunhofer)
- 1 mm by 1 mm SOI etched diffraction grating with 0.5 micron waveguide aperture and 0.62 nm channel spacing. Yingyan Huang, et al. (OptoNet, Northwestern U.)
- The design of signal processing devices employing SOI-MMI couplers. Laurence W. Cahill, et al. (La Trobe U.)