ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

POETICS is a H2020 Research and Innovation project funded by the European Union aiming to bring the optical interconnect technology with all performance, functionality and cost credentials and allow the Datacenter (DC) networks to scale and the 5G wired infrastructures to grow.

THE ROLE OF LIONIX INTERNATIONAL:

Within PIX4Life, LioniX is responsible for the complete management of the MPW-runs on the TripleX platform, including the fabrication of the optical chips. LioniX will optimize its TriPlex technology for the use in the visible light regime. Lionix will also provide test-data to validate and confirm the building blocks as used in the MPW-PDK. Last but not least, LioniX can provide post-processing services as polishing of end-facets, the fitting of optical fibers  or even the fabrication of so-called sensing windows: local removal of the topcladding to create regions in which the light in the waveguides can interact with a medium.

INFORMATION:

Find more information about this project and its progress on the website of PIX4life.

Enabling Terabit capacity optical interconnects requires a paradigm shift in the packaging approach. The electrical interconnect distance between the optical engine and the digital switching chip must be minimized and signal conditioning chips and unwanted components that are required and inevitably lead to increased power consumption and reduced signal integrity, should be removed. It also requires the right combination of photonic and electronic technology to be integrated in order to deliver high performance, low-cost and energy efficient optical engines.

THE ROLE OF LIONIX INTERNATIONAL:

LioniX International leads the efforts for the development of the tunable narrow linewidth laser to achieve 10 kHz linewidth over 50 nm in the C-band and assists PHIX Photonics Assembly in developing a high-volume compatible InP flip-chip bonding process on TriPleX.

INFORMATION:

Find more information about this project and its progress on the Poetics website.