Why Polymer Photonics Now?

Today, the landscape of photonics sees a significant shift as silicon photonics encounters limitations in performance. While polymers have long been utilized in optics, particularly in passive applications like lenses and waveguides, the spotlight now turns to electro-optic (EO) polymers. Our EO polymer material stands out as world-class, offering a promising avenue for overcoming the hurdles faced by silicon photonics.

Unlike its optical counterparts, EO polymers excel in active functions, enabling the control and manipulation of light with precision akin to the functionality of integrated circuit chips in electronics. Despite previous challenges in widespread adoption, recent advancements and the evolving needs of the datacom market are catalyzing renewed interest in EO polymers.

In response to the demand for enhanced performance, particularly in terms of high-speed data transmission and energy efficiency, our research and development efforts have yielded promising results. This year, our breakthroughs are generating excitement within datacenters, signaling a potential paradigm shift in photonics technology. With our unparalleled expertise and innovative solutions, we are poised to turbo-boost silicon photonics and address the pressing needs of modern data communication infrastructures.