Australian Silicon Photonics and Luceda Photonics launch new photonics toolset—1 March 2017

Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence, the Centre for Ultrahigh Bandwidth devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), partnering with Luceda Photonics, have launched a comprehensive toolset of electromagnetic simulators for photonic devices, called REME. REME is the first commercially launched product from a range of silicon photonics technologies being developed by the Australian Silicon Photonics team, situated at CUDOS within RMIT University.

Silicon Photonics is an emerging technology which allows wires connected to silicon chips to be replaced by optical fibres. Silicon photonics has the potential to increase the performance of data centres and will eventually replace copper wires in computers.

REME enables users to harness a number of new effects on silicon photonic devices that cannot be simulated with existing tools. These effects are important for high speed photonic links in data centres, but could also form the basis of ultra-high speed USB cables.

CUDOS Chief Investigator and RMIT Director of MicroNano Research Facility, Professor Arnan Mitchell, said the ability to simulate and design is exactly what is required to interface Australian researchers and small businesses with the billion dollar silicon photonics industry emerging around the globe.

Media issued by: RMIT and CUDOS

Image: Australian Silicon Photonics founders Professor Arnan Mitchell, Dr Jonathan Lacey and Dr Thach Nguyen.
Image courtesy RMIT

Original Published Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017