Probing and Measurement Tool for Silicon Photonics Technology

Tech ID: 29645 / UC Case 2018-367-0

Background

Silicon photonics is the melding of traditional high-density/high-throughput silicon wafer processes with electro-optical systems at wafer scale and production volumes. Today, silicon photonics is transforming the design and operation of data centers, enabling 100G connectivity with the goal of 400G in the next couple of years. According to Intel, the explosive growth of network traffic has pushed silicon photonics past the tipping point for widespread adoption, with future uses cases extending into many other technology sectors, including: autonomous vehicles, aviation, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, classical and quantum computing and sensing.   BCC Research projects the global market for photonic integrated circuits to grow from $539M in 2017 to $1.8B in 2022, a combined annual growth rate of 27.5%.

Now while data-centers are making ready use of this new technology, much research and development opportunity remains to be solved as silicon photonics begins to penetrate the broader market for IC’s.

Technology Description

UC San Diego’s Ultrafast and Nanoscale Optics within the Jacobs School of Engineering is seeking a product development partner to design and bring to market a patent pending tool in the test and verification of silicon photonic devices for this high-growth market segment. Interested parties are invited to respond and visit with the research team to discuss product development options and commercialization pathways.

State Of Development

Inventors are seeking a product development partner to design and bring to market a patent pending tool in the test and verification of silicon photonic devices for this high-growth market segment.

Intellectual Property Info

This technology is patent pending and available for licensing and/or research sponsorship

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Keywords

Silicon photonics, data centers, silicon photonic devices

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