The goal of PEARLS is to create an integrated system solution based on silicon photonics that combines quantum dot-based indium phosphide semiconductor laser sources and silicon photonic electro-optical integrated circuits (ePICs) and thus realizes a platform for high-bit-rate, chip-integrated optical transmission technology. The application area of these integrated circuits is in the field of inter- and intra-datacenter links, where high electro-optical bandwidths, small footprint and low power consumption are of highest priority along with cost efficiency. The performance of this platform will be demonstrated in the project using two modules as examples, which require a minimum of assembly and connection technology due to the elimination of external lasers and are also extremely space-saving.


Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project partner

  • ADVA Optical Networking, Berlin
  • Sicoya GmbH, Berlin
  • FhG-IZM, Berlin
  • Universität Kassel
  • FormFactor GmbH (associated)

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