TechConnect Innovation Program

Si Photonics for Optical Communications

Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Sandia’s Silicon Photonics technology platform includes a suite of world-class active and passive integrated silicon photonics devices that are essential components for future high bandwidth, low energy optical interconnects and chip-scale networks with applications for data centers, high performance computing, and military and commercial communications and sensor systems.

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Sandia’s fabrication expertise and broad Si photonics IP portfolio (7 patents issued and 16 pending, including tunable modulators, scalable wavelength recovery methods) enables compact, ultra-low power, high bandwidth optical communication providing low-cost integrated solutions for advanced optical network and computing architecture, high-performance RF communication, and high data-rate low-SWAP sensor systems.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 614

Website: www.sandia.gov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Corporate Partner, Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners