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Scintil photonics, integrated silicon photonic laser sources

Published on 15 December 2022
​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.

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
  • HPC (high-performance computing)

Target markets:

  • 3D detection
  • 5G

Technologies used:

  • Integrated silicon photonic laser sources

Year founded: 2018

CEA Institute: CEA-Leti