Over the last two decades photonic integration has unleashed the potential of optical technology in many application fields leading to technical breakthroughs with a strong commercial impact. Although telecom and datacom sectors has been benefited from photonic integration technology reaching its maturity level, the case is not the same for a broad range of optical applications like optical switching and remote sensing applications.
Therefore, a powerful integration platform that can offer low optical loss and high integration density in order to facilitate a very large number of processing components on-chip, a very broad range of optical functionalities, and very high purity and quality in the generation, processing and detection of light is obligatory. The combination of these requirements is very challenging, and the conclusion is very clear: The necessary photonic integration technology that could exploit the aforementioned functionalities and could enable the commercial uptake of optical switching and remoting sensing is still missing. 3PEAT will develop a powerful photonic integration technology with all size, functionality and quality credentials in order to help a broad range of optical applications like optical switching and remote sensing, to achieve a strong commercial impact.
THE ROLE OF LIONIX INTERNATIONAL:
In 3PEAT, LioniX International will focus on the development of their hybrid laser as well as the stress-optic tuners. The latter will be improved in terms of speed and switching energy to enable large-scale optical switches in future data center networks. By further decreasing the linewidth of the hybrid laser below 1 kHz and using high-speed of the stress-optic tuners TriPleX will be the basis the developed laser doppler vibrometer.