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.