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HELIOS Program Develops Complete Supply Chain for Integrating Photonics with CMOS Circuit via IC Fabrication Processes

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Integrated transmitter on silicon

The HELIOS partners demonstrated an integrated tunable transmitter on silicon. For the first time, a tunable laser source has been integrated on silicon, which represents a key milestone towards fully integrated transceivers

HELIOS results: Integration of III-V VCSELs Based on Double Photonic Crystal Reflectors

Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) using hybrid III-V / Si microcavities and based on double photonic crystal reflectors for the heterogeneous integration on complementary metal-oxide-silicon (CMOS) are demonstrated. High fabrication yield relying on state-of-the-art wafer bonding technology has been achieved. Room-temperature single-mode laser operation at 1.55-µm has been obtained in compact devices (about 3-µm-thick and 15x15 µm2 in lateral area), both in pulsed and continuous-wave regimes, under optical pumping. Thresholds in the sub-mW range have been achieved owing to an optimized management of device optical losses and thermal features.

Press release slow-light modulator

Demonstration of 40Gbit/s slow light-enhanced optical modulator

Press release 40G modulator

First demonstration of 40Gbit/s Optical Modulator with 10 dB extinction ratio

GFP 2011 conference

The IEEE Group Four Photonics 2011 conference will take place on 14-16 Sept 2011 in London, England

The Program Chairs are two HELIOS partners:

Graham Reed, University of Surrey, UK

Jean Marc Fedeli, CEA-LETI, France

HELIOS press release

European Silicon Photonics Project Demonstrates Laser and 10Gb/s Silicon Modulator Using CMOS Fabrication Processes

European Silicon Photonics Cluster launched

The European Silicon Photonics Cluster has been launched to coordinate efforts between 10 European R&D project consortia