The commercialization of silicon photonics

Silicon photonics is the optical analogue of silicon microelectronics. It promises to use photons to detect, process and transmit information more efficiently than electrical signals, and yet have low manufacturing costs as a result of using conventional silicon-integrated-circuit processes.

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Andrew Rickman is the co-founder, major shareholder and CEO of Rockley Photonics Inc., a California- and UK-based start-up focused on advanced silicon photonics for next-generation data communication networks.

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Rickman, A. The commercialization of silicon photonics. Nature Photon 8, 579–582 (2014).

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