Silicon Photonics

Analog Photonics developed proprietary and patented integrated photonics technology on a CMOS-compatible 12” integrated photonics platform. Our silicon photonics platform is low loss and can handle high optical power in the visible and near-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Having the capability to achieve both high index contrast is at the basis of our state-of-the-art photonic components while maintaining a low footprint. The large temperature dependent refractive index enables highly efficient thermal tuning.

Advantages

High volume

Low-Cost

12” wafers

Visible to near-infrared

High optical power handling

CMOS-compatible

State-of-the-Art photonic components

Temperature Independent Operation

Optical Phased Arrays

Analog Photonics’ CEO Michael Watts explains chip-scale optical phased array LiDAR at the AutoSens conference in Brussels.

A phased array is an array of antennas which creates a beam of waves which can be electronically steered to point in different directions, without moving the antennas. Analog Photonics developed an efficient on-chip optical phased array solution working from the visible to near-infrared utilizing low-loss on-chip waveguides, phase shifters, and optical antennas integrated with on-chip germanium photodetectors and CMOS electronics. This non-mechanical beam steering technique is scalable to centime-scale apertures and works for both emitting and receiving operation.

Advantages of Analog Photonics phased array solutions:

  • World’s largest integrated optical phased arrays
  • Diffraction limited performance
  • High efficiency
  • Non-mechanical 2-dimensional beam steering
  • Used in lens-free LiDAR and free-space communication
  • Can be used for emitting and receiving
  • High performance using low-loss on-chip waveguides, phase shifters, and optical antennas
  • Scalable to centimeter-scale apertures
  • Integrated with on-chip detectors and CMOS electronics

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