Cryogenic optical link testbed.

Cryogenic Optical Links

Silicon (Si) photonics is well-positioned to provide high-speed and low-cost optical interconnects. The extraction of data from cryogenically cooled integrated circuits (ICs) has become of great interest for low-power data readout. Utilizing wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), a high capacity optical interconnect can be realized using remoted Si photonic based ring resonator modulators (RRMs), which will enable low-power interconnects for infrared sensors, RF receivers, and potentially quantum computers and sensors.

Affiliated Researchers

PhD Student
Researching low-energy optical interconnects in and out of harsh and challenging environments.
PhD Student
Takako designs and tests silicon photonic switches and modulators.