Top Photonics News: Silicon Photonics--September 6, 2013

Sept. 6, 2013
We continue to track developments in silicon photonics and the integration of electronics, lasers, detectors, fiber optics, and more.
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We continue to track developments in silicon photonics and the integration of electronics, lasers, detectors, fiber optics, and more.

1. LFW contributing editor Jeff Hecht has been covering silicon photonics basically forever--here's his latest update
Silicon photonics evolve to meet real-world requirements (Laser Focus World)

2. On September 17, the OIDA is holding an important workshop on the the key-enabling technologies for photonic integration.
OIDA Status and Future of Photonic Integration Workshop (Optoelectronics Industry Development Association)

3. A certain large semiconductor manufacturer is trying to use silicon photonics for superfast data connections
Intel’s laser chips could make data centers run better (MIT Technology Review)

4. The Canadian Photonic Industry Consortium is leading a National Action Plan to help seize the commercial opportunity
Silicon photonics national action plan develops in Canada (Laser Focus World)

5. A European consortium has funding for a project in silicon photonics to build a supply chain and speed up industrialization of the technology.
CEA-Leti to coordinate four-year EC silicon-photonics commercialization project (Laser Focus World)


About the Author

Conard Holton | Editor at Large

Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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