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The revolution of silicon photonics

The success of silicon photonics is a product of two decades of innovations. This photonic platform is enabling novel research fields and novel applications ranging from remote sensing to ultrahigh-bandwidth communications. The future of silicon photonics depends on our ability to ensure scalability in bandwidth, size and power.

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Fig. 1: A silicon photonics chip.


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M.L. is a founder of Xscape, a shareholder of Voyant and a board member of POET— all developing products related to silicon photonics.

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Lipson, M. The revolution of silicon photonics. Nat. Mater. 21, 974–975 (2022).

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