A new era of laser integration and scalability delivers unmatched performance, energy efficiency and reliability
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, June 6, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Meeting the growing demands of the silicon photonics market for improved performance, energy efficiency and reliability, OpenLight, a recently launched company, today introduced the world’s first open silicone photonics with integrated lasers.
The OpenLight platform provides a new level of laser integration and scalability to accelerate the development of high-performance photon integrated circuits (PICs) in applications such as data, telecommunications, LiDAR, healthcare, HPC, AI and optical computing. The technology has passed tests for qualification and reliability of the production process of Tower PH18DA. In the summer of 2022, OpenLight expects to have the first open multi-project plate shuttle (MPW) under the PH18DA process, as well as reference designs 400G and 800G with integrated lasers.
“We strongly believe that OpenLight technology will transform silicon photonics,” he said. Marco Racanelli, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Analog Business Unit of Tower Semiconductor. “Providing open silicon photonics with integrated lasers, which is qualified for the Tower process, will help mutual customers to innovate and nurture the next generation of silicon photon designs on a large scale. We are excited to partner with OpenLight on this journey. ”
With the advancement of the optical industry, the main challenge for silicon photonics is laser integration and the high cost of adding discrete lasers, including the production, assembly and alignment of these lasers. This becomes more important as the number of laser channels and the total frequency band increases. By processing indium phosphide (InP) directly on the silicon photon plate, the PH18DA platform reduces the cost and time of adding lasers, allowing volume scalability and improved energy efficiency. In addition, monolithically integrated lasers improve overall reliability and simplify packaging.
“OpenLight paves the way for a new generation of silicon photonics by enabling scalable integration of lasers into plug-in and co-packaged optics,” they said. Aveek Sarkar, Vice President of Engineering at Synopsys. “The combination of Synopsys’ unified electronic and photon design solution and OpenLight’s innovative silicone photon platform will significantly accelerate the development of photonic ICs.”
OpenLight works under the motto “Open. Integrated. Scalable. ” The open platform includes integrated lasers, optical amplifiers, modulators, photodetectors and other key photonic components to form a complete solution for low power and high performance photonic integrated circuits. In addition, OpenLight offers selected PIC designs and design services to speed up time to market.
The OpenLight executive team has decades of practical experience in photonics design and is led by Dr. Thomas MaderChief Operating Officer, Ph.D. Daniel Sparacinvice president of business development and strategy, and dr. Volkan Kamanvice president of engineering.
“The fast-growing silicon photonics market is driven by the relentless search for higher bandwidth needed to analyze, store and move complex data,” he said. Thomas Mader, Chief Operating Officer at OpenLight. “OpenLight’s open silicone photon platform with integrated lasers allows scaling from one laser to hundreds or even thousands of PIC lasers, all monolithically integrated at the plate level. With our platform, companies can enter emerging markets faster, accelerate new applications and completely change the way their teams build the photon systems of tomorrow. “
OpenLight has decades of experience in photonics design. Our executive and engineering teams deliver the world’s first open silicone photon platform with integrated lasers to improve the productivity, energy efficiency and reliability of projects in telecommunications, information communications, LiDAR, healthcare, HPC, AI and optical computing applications. With over 200 patents, OpenLight brings optical solutions to places it has never been before and enables technologies and innovations that were not possible before. Based in Santa Barbara, California with offices in Silicon Valley, the company has approximately 40 employees. Read more at www.openlightphotonics.com