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Polariton Technologies is happy to welcome our newest team member Hamit Duran, reinforcing our Electro-Optic Packaging Team. Hamit brings in more than 30-years production and R&D experience, with a strong know-how on electrical and optical interfaces and packages.

Polariton Technologies is happy to welcome our newest team member Patrick Habegger, reinforcing our integrated optics R&D team. Patrick received his Masters degree in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich, with the main focus an integrated photonics and electronics.

Plasmonic modulators enable the first high-speed monolithic transmitter operating beyond 100GBd. At the 45th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2019), ETH Zurich researcher Ueli Koch presented the first monolithic high-speed transmitter offering 120 Gbit/s NRZ-OOK integrated on a single chip of only 1.5mm x 3mm, comprising an electronic-photonic layer stack including a 4:1 SiGe BiCMOS multiplexer and plasmonic modulators.  

The groundbreaking work “Monolithic High-Speed Transmitter Enabled by BiCMOS-Plasmonic Platform” accelerates the co-integration of electronics and photonics. This work was made possible by the collaboration of ETH Zürich, Universität des SaarlandesMicram Microelectronic GmbHUniversity of WashingtonMellanox Technologies Ltd., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), and Polariton Technologies Ltd. 

Plasmonic modulators enabled a new world-record demonstration for intra-data center and rack-to-rack communication. The work “222 GBaud On-Off keying transmitter using ultra-high-speed 2:1-selector and plasmonic modulator on silicon photonics” was presented as a post-deadline paper at the 45th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2019) in Dublin. It demonstrates how plasmonics brings highest data rates to data centers using low-cost intensity modulation / direct detection schemes.  

The plasmonic Mach-Zehnder modulator was directly driven by III-V lab’s  InP DHPT 2:1 selector, without the need of any expensive driving amplifiers. The system was tested in an intra-data center, rack-to-rack scenario by Nokia Bell Labs.  

The work was made possible by the collaboration of ETH Zürich, University of Washington, Nokia Bell Labs, III-V Lab, and Polariton Technologies.  

 

Polariton Technologies is happy to welcome our newest team member Dr. Eva De Leo, reinforcing our integrated optics R&D team. Eva holds a PhD from the Optical Materials Engineering Laboratory of ETH Zurich and is expert in integrated plasmonics, photonics, nanofabrication, and optical materials.

 

Polariton Technologies joins the European Photonics Industry Consortium EPIC

Polariton Technologies joins the ESA BIC Switzerland family.