Kotura Advances High Speed Optoelectronics Technology

Monterey Park-based Kotura, a developer of high speed optoelectronics products, said this week that it has demonstrated a high-speed horizontal p-i-n germanium photo detector integrated with silicon waveguides on a single chip, based on a project developed with DARPA. According to the firm, the technology is a "key component" for optical interconnects and may lead to reduction in complexity of connectors and cabling in high performance optical systems. The company said the detector is the first WDM compatible detector which can operate faster than 32 GHz. The technology was developed as part of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's Ultra-performance Nano-photonic Intrachip Communications (UNIC) program.