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CEA-Leti's silicon photonics platform allows miniaturization, power efficiency, cost reduction and scalability of photonic integrated circuits (PIC). Pioneering silicon photonics for 20 years, CEA-Leti has designed a technology toolbox featuring state-of-the-art performance for communication, computing and sensing.
CEA-Leti today announced that it has collaborated with Siemens Digital Industries Software to offer an updated process design kit (PDK) that enables photonic designers to select multiple methodologies, including layout centric, schematic driven and layout automation and provides access to CEA-Leti’s 300mm photonics multi-project wafers (MPW).
CEA-Irig was among the partners on a French national research agency (ANR) project that resulted in the on-demand emission of single photons in silicon at 1.28 µm, a wavelength used in telecommunications. They did it by introducing carefully-engineered defects into the material. The goal is to integrate this photon source into CEA-Leti chips for quantum communications.
A silicon qubit tester recently acquired by CEA-Leti will substantially speed up quantum computer research. The tester can measure the electrical performance of several hundred qubits processed on a 300 mm wafer at 1.7 K (-271.3 °C). The qubits that make it through these tests will then be tested individually on a cryostat at Institut Néel at temperatures below 100 mK, a requirement for integration into quantum processors.
GRENOBLE, France – March 18, 2021 – CEA-Leti scientists have developed a lensless, infrared spectral-imaging system for medical diagnostics. The first application is cancer detection in the tissue section and the second is the identification and discrimination of microorganisms, such as bacteria. Presented in two papers at the Photonics West 2021 Digital Forum, the label-free technology also could eliminate sample preparation in a reliable and user-friendly device that may foretoken automation of some diagnostics.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.