Small modulator for big data -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Small modulator for big data

09/28/2018

Image: Conventional lithium niobate modulators [right]; Copyright: Harvard SEAS

Conventional lithium niobate modulators [right] are the backbone of modern telecommunications, converting electronic data to optical information in fiber optic cables but are bulky, expensive and power hungry. This integrated, on-chip modulator is 100 times smaller and 20 times more efficient.