Sivers Semiconductors AB (“Sivers”) today announced that its subsidiary, Sivers Photonics, has commenced a new partnership with LioniX International and Chilas B.V. to develop and supply a narrow-linewidth integrated O-Band CW Tunable 1310nm laser targeting high growth applications across optical communications and optical sensing sectors.
LioniX International, based in Netherlands, is a leading global provider of customised microsystem solutions specialising in silicon nitride photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and MEMS, with expertise covering chip fabrication, electro-optical system architecture, and module assembly and packaging. Lionix have introduced the highly sought after laser to meet the growing demand for O-Band solutions for use by OEMs, advanced laboratories, and industrial sensor manufacturers innovating in the communications (passive optical networks, fiber optic communications), LiDAR, and molecular analysis markets.
Sivers Photonics has developed an advanced customised optical amplifier component on its InP100 product platform to efficiently power this integrated laser solution and will supply this part as standard to the LioniX platform. The end-user, Chilas B.V. also based in Netherlands, will provide testing services for the assembled photonic integrated circuit, and offer this latest product worldwide as part of its diverse laser portfolio.
“This partnership with LioniX and Chilas further demonstrates Sivers Photonics RSOA gain blocks being deployed into high precision laser sources. The narrow linewidth and wide tuneability afforded by these external cavity lasers make them ideal sources for a broad range of applications including datacoms and optical sensing markets.” says Andy McKee, MD of Sivers Photonics.
“The two technology platforms of LioniX International and Sivers complement each other creating ultra narrow linewidth lasers with unprecedented performance. This collaboration between Sivers, LioniX and the end user Chilas is a great example of how the ecosystem can work together to create new applications in this wavelength domain” says Arne Leinse, CEO of LioniX International.
“Chilas acknowledges Sivers on their tailored Semiconductor manufacturing capabilities, making them perfectly suitable for hybrid integration. This greatly benefits the development of wavelength agile laser sources such as the demonstrated O-band tunable laser. Chilas is actively supporting the joint efforts of Sivers and LioniX International with great enthusiasm, and we are looking forward in turning the tunable O-band laser into a product” says Dimitri Geskus, CTO Chilas B.V.
About Sivers Semiconductors AB
Sivers Semiconductors AB is a leading and internationally recognized technology company that supplies ICs and integrated modules through its two business areas Wireless and Photonics. Wireless develops mmWave products for advanced 5G systems for data and telecommunications networks and satellite communication. The portfolio includes RF transceivers, beamforming front end ICs, integrated mmwave antennas, repeaters, and software algorithms for optimum mmWave RF performance. Photonics develops and manufactures semiconductor based optical products for optical fiber networks, sensors and optical fiber communications (Li-Fi). For more information, visit http://www.sivers-semiconductors.com.