Monday, March 10, 2014

Skorpios Technologies Launches Micro-ITLA Tunable Laser for 100G

Skorpios Technologies, a start-up based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, demonstrated a micro-ITLA tunable laser utilizing its Template Assisted Bonding (STAB) process.

The laser was designed for next gen coherent 100G transceivers with linewidths of less than 100 kHz, low optical noise, high power and high stability.

"Launching our micro-ITLA is an important inflection point for Skorpios," commented John Zyskind, VP Engineering. "Not only have we productized one of the hardest types of laser to develop, but we have initiated production based on our STAB platform, where we integrate a small amount of heterogeneous material using a wafer-scale process within a commercial CMOS fab. This gives us a very attractive cost structure, as well as high reliability because the device is natively hermetic.  The Skorpios micro-ITLA will be used as a springboard into more highly integrated devices with a wide range of applications."

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