Tuesday, 27 April 2021
11:35 - 11:50 EDT (UTC - 04:00)
Tuesday, 27 April 2021
10:00 - 13:45 EDT (UTC - 04:00)
Mian Zhang, CEO
Christian Reimer, Head of Product
Prashanta Kharel, Head of Devices
High-Performance Integrated Electro-Optic Solutions Enabled by Thin-Film Lithium Niobate
Lithium niobate (LN) with its outstanding optical and electrical properties is currently embracing a revolution in thin film integration. The commercial availability of high-quality thin-film wafer and the reliable nanofabrication techniques developed have enabled integrated electro-optic and nonlinear components with unprecedented performances. For example, optical modulators with CMOS level voltages and bandwidth above 100 GHz can now be routinely realized at HyperLight, and monolithically combined with additional PIC components to realize advanced functionalities.
Highlighting the current state-of-the-art and HyperLight’s capabilities, this presentation will include:
- An overview of the thin-film lithium niobate technology
- Status and trends for ultra-high performance electro-optic modulators
- Multi-project wafer runs on thin-film lithium niobate
- Custom solutions from individual chips to high volumes
Christian Reimer, Head of Product, HyperLight Corporation
Christian Reimer is a physicist and entrepreneur working in the fields of nonlinear optics, integrated photonics and quantum optics. He received graduate degrees from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, and the National Institute of Scientific Research in Canada. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, before becoming Co-Founder and Head of Product of HyperLight Corporation. HyperLight, a Venture-Capital funded start-up out of Harvard University, is specialized on integrated lithium niobate technologies for ultra-high performance photonic solutions.
HyperLight designs and produces ultrahigh performances electro-optic photonic integrated circuits (PICs) based on thin-film lithium niobate technology to meet the demanding requirements for low power and high bandwidth solutions in data- and telecom, metrology, microwave, and quantum photonics.
We provide small to large quantities of electro-optic modulator PICs with > 100 GHz bandwidth and CMOS-level driving voltages, tailored to customer’s needs. HyperLight also provides fast-turnaround multi-project wafer runs on our monolithically integrated photonics platform containing high-speed electro-optic components, ultralow-loss passives, and nonlinear optical components. In-house design, fabrication and testing services are available to quickly address customers’ needs.