For Non NASA Applications, the main application area is high-gigabit/s laser transmitter and receiver optical-electronic subsystems: space qualifiable 1550 nm laser transmitter and receiver for data rates from 1 gigabits/s to >200 gigabits/s with power efficiency better than 10W per gigabit/s and mass efficiency better than 100 g per gigabit/s. Technologies for efficient waveform modulation, detection, and synchronization are desired. Integrated photonic circuit solutions are strongly desired. Applications include greatly increasing the data volume returns from space missions in multiple domains.
For Non NASA Commercial Applications, the main market areas are computer Interconnect and Optical Network.Include Optical Transceiver Modules (OTMs) and •Active Optical Cables' (AOCs), used widely in data centers and networks. AOC market is $500 Mil/yr and the OTM is $4.4 Bil/yr currently. Other applications include coherent communications for network, and chip-to-chip optical interconnects with estimated market size of $300 Mil/year.