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Semiconductor Industry Speaker Series - Ashok Krishnamoorthy - An introduction to silicon photonic integrated circuits
MEPTEC & IMAPS Semiconductor Speaker Series
Ashok Krishnamoorthy
Axalume
"An introduction to silicon photonic integrated circuits"

An introduction of "silicon photonics" discussing the functional primitives and basic tools available via semiconductor fabs with examples. The talk will review chip-to-system optical interconnects based on silicon photonics, motivating an evolution of next generation switching and computing systems via optically-interconnected platforms.

Sep 23, 2020 11:30 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Ashok Krishnamoorthy
CEO @Axalume
Ashok is Chairman and CEO of Axalume, a photonics startup. He was formerly an Oracle Architect and its Chief Technologist, Photonics responsible for developing and executing on optical interconnect technology for Oracle hardware platforms. Previously, he was a Distinguished Engineer & Director at Sun Microsystems responsible for advanced optical interconnect and silicon photonics development, prior to that President and CTO of AraLight, a Bell Labs spinout that developed CMOS-VCSEL datacom fiber-optic transceivers, and before that a founding member of technical staff of the Optical Data Networks research dept. at Bell Labs. For his early work on optically-interconnected systems he was awarded the 2005 ICO international prize in optics. His honors include the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer award, Eta Kappa Nu’s outstanding engineer citation, and the Chairman’s Award from Sun Microsystems for his work on silicon photonics.