Silicon Photonics is an evolving technology in which different kinds of optical components can be connected with each other using silicon waveguides. Optical rays can carry far more data in less time than electrical conductors. The Silicon Photonics technology uses lasers to transfer data into light pulses. The multiplexer combines this pulses into a single signal which send over a optic fiber to a receiver, at this end a de-multiplexers divide the signal back into separate channels and a photo-detector turn the light back into electrical data.
MACOM’s Silicon Photonics solutions portfolio consists of monolithic integrated optoelectronic components based on indium phosphide and other semiconductor materials. Products are edge-emitting and surface-emitting Fabry-Perot (FP) lasers and Distributed-Feedback (DFB) lasers. MACOM’s “photonic solutions” is a key enabler of next generation access networks, datacenters, mobile backhaul and systems leveraging silicon photonics.