Analog Photonics has developed proprietary and patented integrated photonics technology within a 300mm wafer platform. Optimized optical components enable low insertion loss with the capability to handle high optical powers. Wavelengths from the visible to the near-infrared are supported for a number of applications. Furthermore, integration with driving CMOS ASICs and lasers enables complex systems within a chip-scale form factor.

  • 300mm Wafers
  • Low cost and high volume
  • Low insertion loss
  • High optical power handling
  • Visible to near-infrared
  • Chip-scale form factor
  • CMOS Driver ASICs
  • Laser integration

Solid State Phased Array LiDAR Powered by Silicon Photonics

Optical Phased Array LiDAR

Phased arrays utilize arrayed antenna elements to create a beam of waves that can be electronically steered to point in different directions. This concept can be used for any wavelength in the electromagnetic spectrum including microwave (i.e. for RADAR) or optical (i.e. for LiDAR). Analog Photonics has developed efficient optical phased arrays utilizing low-loss waveguides, phase shifters, and antennas integrated with on-chip germanium photodetectors and CMOS electronics. This non-mechanical and solid-state beam steering technique is scalable to multiple centimeter-scale apertures and works for both emitting and receiving operation.

Coherent LiDAR

Coherent LiDAR enables high sensitivity, velocity detection, immunity from sunlight and neighboring LiDARs, and high dynamic range


Transmitting and receiving optical phased arrays enable non-mechanical beam steering with regions of interest

Silicon Photonics

Photonic integrated circuit (PIC) built within a 300mm CMOS foundry enables low-cost solid-state LiDAR in a chip-scale form factor

Eye Safe Laser

1550nm wavelength lasers are eye safe and enable increased output power and longer detection range

Talk by Michael Watts, CEO and Founder of Analog Photonics at AutoSens conference in Brussels

Coherent LiDAR using Solid-State transmitting and receiving Optical Phased Arrays developed in Silicon Photonics at an Eye Safe 1550nm wavelength

Power Efficient Silicon Photonics Transforming Data Connectivity

Optical Data Communication

The data is generated and decoded by the electrical RF integrated circuits of routers, servers and switches. An optical transceiver retimes the incoming electrical data and perform conversion of the electrical binary coded data into the optical signals within its optical engine. An optical engine is composed of an array of lasers, drivers, optical modulators, detectors, transimpedance amplifiers, multiplexer and demultiplexer filters and fiber couplers. Analog Photonics developed an optical engine that offers best performance by integrating all optical components into a single silicon photonics chip and co-packaging with the electronics for high signal integrity. This combination offers the highest bandwidth density and energy efficiency compared to standard optical modules


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