Webinar: Light on a Chip: The Future of Photonic Integration

Webinar: Light on a Chip: The Future of Photonic Integration

10 Dec 2014 - 10 Dec 2014
Online Only

Online Only

Communicating with light (i.e., photons) on fiber has allowed the Internet to grow from transmission rates of a few kilobits per second into the terabit age. Over the same period silicon-based integration proved its value in the realm of electronics by transforming the way integrated circuits are built and fueling technology advances that have led to the Internet and the Cloud. Today photonic integration is transforming the way the optical networks that enable the Internet and Cloud are built. December 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of commercial shipments of long-haul optical networking solutions based on the world’s first large scale photonic integrated circuit. This webinar briefly chronicles the evolution of photonic integration, the state of the art of photonic integration and future directions for this technology. We cover how these chips are designed and manufactured, why they are so incredibly reliable, and ultimately how they are integrated into a complete transport network architecture. We also look at the market opportunities for this technology in an Internet that is increasingly driven by Cloud-based architectures.


What you will learn in the webinar:
  • What is photonic integration and why is it vital in today's Internet and Cloud?
  • Choosing the right material for the job – Indium Phosphide and Silicon Photonics
  • How Indium Phosphide went from the lab to commercial success
  • The role of photonic integration in the age of the Cloud
  • An analyst perspective on the role of photonic integration in Cloud-based architectures from Peter Christy of 451 Research
Who Should Attend
  • Engineers interested in optical components or DWDM networks
  • Technical marketing personnel
  • Journalists or analysts covering the core network or DWDM transmission market
  • Students studying optical transmission or core networking
Intermediate to advanced.  Assumes some knowledge of semiconductor physics, and the operation of optical components.


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