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PICULS: Photonic Integrated Circuits for Ultra-Low Size, Weight and Power

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PICULS: Photonic Integrated Circuits for Ultra-Low Size, Weight and Power
Integrated photonics can greatly reduce the size, weight and power of transceivers for space optical communications while improving performance and reliability. Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) combine photonic functions on a single chip. By employing CMOS-compatible PIC technology to realize high data rate space optical communication transceivers, we can leverage the manufacturing technology developed for the microelectronics industry and co-integrate electronics and photonics. More »

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