Silicon Photonics

100x today's computing power, with 10x less energy

At Australian Silicon Photonics, we believe in an amazing future world, with self-driving cars and virtual reality. But we know that data centers already consume 3% of the world's energy, and this is growing exponentially. To enable the amazing future without cooking the planet, today's energy-hungry electronic communication links between and within computer chips must be replaced by low-energy fibre-optic links. This is the promise of silicon photonics (SiPh).

Silicon photonics offers transparency at telecoms and mid-infra-red wavelengths; compatibility with silicon MEMS; potential for large-scale integration of active and passive linear and nonlinear photonic components; and, most importantly, potential for very high-volume, low-cost manufacture, and interface with CMOS electronics. As a result, researchers and product developers are exploring SiPh devices for a wide range of applications, including optical communications, guided-wave and free-space optical sensors, lab-on-a-chip systems for life sciences, quantum technologies, aerospace and defence, and hybrid electronic-photonic circuits for computing and consumer electronics.

At Australian Silicon Photonics, we make this promise real. To learn more, click here.