A semiconductor wafer for optical communication under test by Lumiphase. (Image:Lumiphase)
Lumiphase, a Swiss startup aims to build optical communication chips using Barium Titanate (BTO) to help network equipment vendors and cloud providers manage the ever-increasing data traffic. The underlying technology was developed at IBM Research Zurich by the founding team and led to the spin-out company.
CERN’s irradiation facilities can help assess the impact of radiation on Lumiphase products for optical data transmission in harsh environments. The results will also help assess the applicability of these products for CERN’s detectors, CERN’s accelerators, and in space.