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Integrated Photonics, Future to Data Communications
Prof. John BOWERS, Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology, University of California, Santa Barbara; HKUST IAS Senior Visiting Fellow
Prof. LAU Kei May, Fang Professor of Engineering, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, HKUST; HKUST IAS Senior Fellow
Date : 21 Aug 2020 (Friday)
Time : 9:00 - 11:00 am
Venue : Online Webinar (Register Here)
Organizers: Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, HKUST, and Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation


Integrated photonics is an emerging branch of photonics in which waveguides and devices are fabricated as an integrated structure onto the surface of a flat substrate, or flat surface. As a result of integration, complex photonic circuits can now process and transmit light in similar ways to how electronic integrated circuits process and transmit electronic signals.

Today, Facebook, Amazon and Google alone run massive cloud computing data centers. As we store and process more information in the cloud, the demands on our wired and wireless networks multiply. Using integrated photonics, the centers will be able to handle greater Terabit-scale data rates of traffic with nanosecond switching speeds, while consuming only half as much power, resulting in a dramatic cost savings.

The speakers will give an overview on integrated photonics and discuss the latest of advanced materials for integrated photonics in Hong Kong.


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