Intel Labs reports integrated photonics research advance

29 Jun 2023A tightly-controlled 8-wavelength laser array on a silicon wafer with matched power and uniform spacing.Illustration shows eight micro-ring modulators and optical waveguide.Intel Labs has announced ‘a significant advancement in its integrated photonics research – the next frontier in increasing communication bandwidth between compute silicon in data centers and across networks.’ The company’s latest research includes developments in multiwavelength integrated optics, including the demonstration of an eight-wavelength distributed feedback laser array fully integrated on a silicon wafer, which delivers output power uniformity of +/- 0.