Photonic Integrated Circuits/Si Photonics

Advanced optical components for next generation computing, communication, and sensing

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To support next generation computing, communication, and sensing needs, Sandia researchers have successfully developed a silicon photonics platform that leverages the semiconductor and nanotechnology capabilities of Sandia’s Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) complex to create optical components for multiple applications.

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Patents & Applications (49)
Title Patent Number Grant Date
Heterogeneously integrated electro-optic modulator 10,788,689 09/29/2020
High density optical waveguide using hybrid spiral pattern 10,663,662 05/26/2020
Kinematic chip to chip bonding 10,620,377 04/14/2020
Optical microresonator device with thermal isolation 10,247,676 04/02/2019
Vertically integrated optoelectronics package for MEMS devices 10,139,564 11/27/2018
Guided wave opto-acoustic device 10,025,123 07/17/2018
Transceivers and receivers for quantum key distribution and methods pertaining thereto 9,906,311 02/27/2018
Electroabsorption optical modulator 9,823,497 11/21/2017
Integrated unaligned resonant modulator tuning 9,780,870 10/03/2017
Adiabatic/diabatic polarization beam splitter 9,759,862 09/12/2017
Avalanche diode having reduced dark current and method for its manufacture 9,748,429 08/29/2017
On-chip photonic-phononic emitter-receiver apparatus 9,696,492 07/04/2017
Device-packaging method and apparatus for optoelectronic circuits 9,632,261 04/25/2017
Reconfigurable optical-to-optical frequency conversion method and apparatus 9,625,785 04/18/2017
Resonant optical device with a microheater 9,612,458 04/04/2017
Plasmon-assisted optical vias for photonic ASICS 9,599,781 03/21/2017
Tuneable photonic device including an array of metamaterial resonators 9,594,266 03/14/2017
High-speed optical phase-shifting apparatus 9,488,854 11/08/2016
Power meter ratio method of stabilizing a resonant modulator 9,467,233 10/11/2016
Two-dimensional APDs and SPADs and related methods 9,391,225 07/12/2016
Thermo-optically tuned photonic resonators with concurrent electrical connection and thermal isolation 9,366,822 06/14/2016
Method and apparatus of highly linear optical modulation 9,329,413 05/03/2016
Guided wave opto-acoustic device 9,268,092 02/23/2016
Methods and apparatus of entangled photon generation using four-wave mixing 9,268,195 02/23/2016
Methods of producing strain in a semiconductor waveguide and related devices 9,261,647 02/16/2016
Athermalization of resonant optical devices via thermo-mechanical feedback 9,239,431 01/19/2016
Thermally tuneable optical modulator adapted for differential signaling 9,235,065 01/12/2016
Systems and methods for controlling an operating wavelength 9,127,983 09/08/2015
Low-voltage differentially-signaled modulators 9,128,308 09/08/2015
Silicon photonic heater-modulator 9,081,215 07/14/2015
Methods and devices for optimizing the operation of a semiconductor optical modulator 9,083,460 07/14/2015
Methods and devices for maintaining a resonant wavelength of a photonic microresonator 9,081,135 07/14/2015
Passive thermo-optic feedback for robust athermal photonic systems 9,063,354 06/23/2015
Electro-refractive photonic device 9,052,535 06/09/2015
High-speed photonic modulator designs 8,947,764 02/03/2015
Method and apparatus for optical phase error correction 8,822,959 09/02/2014
Ultralow loss cavities and waveguides scattering loss cancellation 8,625,939 01/07/2014
System for active control of integrated resonant optical device wavelength 8,615,173 12/24/2013
Silicon photonics thermal phase shifter with reduced temperature range 8,610,994 12/17/2013
Nano-optomechanical transducer 8,600,200 12/03/2013
Optical XOR gate 8,582,931 11/12/2013
Integrated optic vector-matrix multiplier 8,027,587 09/27/2011
Optical NOR gate 8,014,639 09/06/2011
Tunable surface plasmon devices 8,009,356 08/30/2011
Optical NAND gate 7,995,877 08/09/2011
Wavelength-tunable optical ring resonators 7,983,517 07/19/2011
Optical waveguide device with an adiabatically-varying width 7,941,014 05/10/2011
Thermal microphotonic sensor and sensor array 7,667,200 02/23/2010
Wavelength-tunable optical ring resonators 7,616,850 11/10/2009
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