Spring 2014 IAB & Research Review
March 5 - 6

Dr. John Heck Intel Corporation

Silicon Photonics: High-Speed Data and Beyond

At Intel, we have developed a complete silicon photonic technology including world-class optical modulators, photodetectors, passives, and a hybrid III-V/Si laser. By fabricating the complete optical system in a conventional CMOS fab, we can dramatically reduce the cost compared to conventional optical systems. Our silicon photonic transceivers promise to revolutionize the data center with a complete optical solution. Beyond computing, silicon photonics has very broad frontiers in sensing and communication across many disciplines where integrated optical systems are used.
In this talk, we will present an overview of Intelís silicon photonics technology and product focus, and subsequently look at adjacent technologies and areas that silicon photonics may impact.