+44 (0)24 7671 8970
More publications     •     Advertise with us     •     Contact us
News Article

Vector Photonics to present on PCSELs at ECOC


Paper will show how PCSELs can deliver data centre bandwidths of 800Gbs and over

Vector Photonics has been invited to present its paper, ‘PCSELs at multiple wavelengths for high-bandwidth communications’ at the ECOC exhibition and conference in Basel, Switzerland, from the 19th - 21st September.

Calum Hill (pictured above), principle development engineer at Vector Photonics will present the paper. He said: “Hyperscale datacentres require at least 800Gbs data transmission interconnects to keep up with growing demand for cloud services. This is at the limit of current, pluggable, optics technology. Vector Photonics’ PCSELs more easily enable co-packaged optics solutions, where the optical functionality is integrated onto the ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) to improve overall system performance, whilst reducing system energy consumption and cost.

“The CW (Continuous Wave) PCSELs, required for these bandwidths, operate in the O-band as a high-power, seed laser for multiple data channels. Their surface emission gives far better power scaling and beam divergence than conventional solutions, as well as simpler silicon photonics fabrication. Furthermore, the structure of a PCSEL is not dependent on the base epitaxy used, allowing PCSELs to be made at multiple different wavelengths for different communication needs.”

Calum will present the Vector Photonics paper at the ECOC on 21st September 2022 at the 8th International Symposium for Optical Interconnect in Data Centres.

PIC International to return to Brussels – bigger and better than ever!

The leading global integrated photonics conference and exhibition will once again bring together key players from across the value chain for two-days of strategic technical sessions, dynamic talks and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Join us face-to-face on 18-19 April 2023

  • View the agenda.
  • 3 for the price of 1. Register your place and gain complementary access to TWO FURTHER industry leading conferences: CS International and Power Electronics International.
  • Email info@picinternational.net  or call +44 (0)24 7671 8970 for more details.


Picocom and Antevia collaborate on 5G in-building solutions
Fast, narrow-linewidth tunable laser is a first
Luceda Photonics and Spark Photonics announce partnership
Imec demonstrates co-integration of high-quality SiN waveguide technology with silicon photonics platform
Toptica acquires Azurlight Systems
CEA-Leti Will Highlight Progress on Key Augmented Reality Building Blocks
Trumpf Venture invests in quantum startup
Trumpf to show latest lasers at Photonics West 2023
OpenLight appoints Adam Carter as CEO
Dutch consortium invests €3.5M in LioniX
POET releases optical engines for 100G, 200G and 400G
Thorlabs to acquire JML Optical
Vector appoints factory applications engineer
Trumpf expands VCSEL portfolio
Needle-free blood glucose monitoring
Vector Photonics appoints Peter Linton to drive PCSEL design
Closing the 'terahertz gap'
LioniX International Secures €3.5M Investment
Novel laser can transmit 200Gbps over 10km
III-V Lab counts on Riber MBE
US centre to tackle processor energy efficiency
High-performance Visible-light Lasers that Fit on a Fingertip
ANELLO Photonics Announce Silicon Photonics Optical Gyroscope
FBH presents latest light sources at Photonics West 2023
NIST and AIM team up on photonics chips
OpenLight unveils 800G DR8 PIC design to advance datacenter Interconnect industry
Characterisation of VCSELs, µLEDs and AR/VR displays
Vector Photonics fast-tracks PCSEL commercialisation
Changing the color of quantum light on an integrated chip
Jenoptik receives Thuringia Innovation Award 2022 for opto-electronic UFO Probe®Card
Silicon photonics is driven by data center applications
Scantinel lands €10M for next gen LiDAR

Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the PIC Magazine, the PIC Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.

Please subscribe me to:


You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in: