Tuesday, 10 March, 13:50 - 14:50
Session sponsored by Juniper Networks
Silicon photonics is a ground-breaking technology that uses design and manufacturing methodologies employed in the silicon electronic ecosystem to achieve economies-of-scale at the optical component level. The unique difference to Juniper’s approach is the integration of all photonic elements of an optical transceiver—most importantly the lasers and the detectors—within a single silicon photonics die. The ability to incorporate all transceiver components within a single, common silicon die fundamentally changes and simplifies how an optical transceiver can be assembled and tested, dramatically reducing production time and costs.