Overview of Communications Application Area
NB-Photonics is highly active in the area of silicon photonics for telecom, datacom and interconnect devices. The ability to realize complex circuits on a very small footprint and potentially for a very low cost makes silicon photonics a promising platform for datacom and telecom applications. The latter now mostly rely on complex transmitters and receivers compatible with multi-level data modulation and coherent detection. Several of the NB-Photonics interests focus on establishing optimal building blocks (tunable lasers with narrow line width, complex receiver chips, etc) required to build these devices. For optical interconnect applications, NB-Photonics has a significant presence in developments of devices with the crucial characteristics of massive parallelism (and hence compactness), ultralow power consumption and integration with electronics.
Technology Platform Links
Technology platforms that facilitate communications directly include Photonic integration and silicon photonics.
Research Theme Links
NB-Photonics member expertise
Detailed information on the listed experts can be found on the who we are page.
Geert Van Steenberge
Nicolas Le Thomas