Published the Nov. 9, 2021

De l’électron au photon, le silicium fait sa (seconde) révolution

Laurent VIVIEN, Deputy Director of C2N and head of the Photonics Department, discusses the challenges of using silicon, a reference material in electronics, in an article published on the website The Conversation France. Today, silicon has also become a reference for the development of photonic integrated circuits, and can be used to meet the major challenges of numerous applications such as optical communications, sensors (chemical, gas and biological), near and mid-infrared optical spectroscopy, lidars, gyroscopes, quantum optics, and new-generation wireless networks (5G+, 6G, etc).