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Scintil photonics, integrated silicon photonic laser sources

Published on 28 February 2024
​Volume-manufacturable integrated photonic circuits with optimal optical connectivity.

Based in Grenoble and Toronto, Scintil Photonics designs and supplies advanced silicon photonic circuits with integrated lasers and optical amplifiers. A breakthrough technology developed by Scintil Photonics paves the way for ultra-fast, compact optical connectivity—key to reducing the power consumption of specialized processors and meeting the exponential computing and data transmission needs of an increasingly connected world.


Crédit : Scintil Photonics

With its silicon photonic integrated circuits, the startup intends to significantly improve connectivity in high-performance systems and processors. Scintil Photonics develops single-chip solutions that integrate active and passive components manufactured using standard semiconductor industry CMOS silicon photonics processes. This unique, single-chip integration, including lasers and optical amplifiers, enables extremely compact ultra-high-speed communications, from 800 Gbit/s to 3,200 Gbit/s.

Scintil Photonics’ technology, which leverages more than fifteen years of CEA laser and silicon photonics research and development, is ideal for data centers and high-performance computing (HPC).

Key figure: 3.2 terabits

Data transmission speed target for photonic integrated circuits is 3.2 terabits

Current market:

  • Data centers
  • Deployment of AI and machine learning in the cloud.

Target markets:

  • 3D detection
  • 5G

Technologies used:

  • Integrated silicon photonic laser sources

Year founded: 2018

CEA Institute: CEA-Leti