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Silicon photonics meets the foundry

September 8, 2015

Lionel Kimerling, Rajeev Ram, and other MIT researchers explore practical ways to bring optical interconnection toward and directly onto chips.

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A researcher displays chips that integrate germanium lasers. In 2010, Lionel Kimerling and his colleagues demonstrated the first such lasers that can produce wavelengths of light useful for optical communication and operate at room temperature. Photo: MIT Microphotonics Center

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