Whilst datacenters have driven available computer power exponentially, there is still a need to connect users via wired or wireless connections and to move data ‘long haul’ between datacenters; often across continents and oceans. High speed access technologies, such as 5G, have driven traffic, especially in the metro network. At the same time, convergence between network layers, including coherent technologies, have enabled a flattening and expansion of metro and regional network domains. Wavelength division Multiplexing (WDM) is a photonic technology that multiplies the capacity of fiber capability and is deployed ever closer to the physical edge of the network.
OpenLight’s technology and design enablement helps customers improve the performance, scalability and ease of manufacture of all the different photonics elements used in telecom devices and systems. It not only brings heterogeneous, laser integration in silicon, but also improvements to the performance, cost and integration of the silicon photonics waveguides, splitters, modulators, gratings and photo detectors that enable telecom systems.
OpenLight’s design enablement brings ease of design and integrated manufacture to the many companies involved in the telecom market, worldwide.