The full-scale commercialization of silicon-photonic integrated circuits(S-PICs) demands killer applications where the silicon-based manufacturability is critical as in traditional IC markets. Given the size of the huge autonomous driving market, it is noteworthy that the light detection and ranging(LiDAR) may drive large-scale commercialization of the S-PICs. This presentation addresses cost-effective high-power laser-on-silicon technology, which is well suited for S-PIC-based LiDARs. The laser-on-silicon technology adopts a bulk silicon substrate which is cheaper and has better heat dissipation, thereby improving optical output powers from multiple lasers integrated in a single process.
Dr. Dongjae Shin is a principal researcher at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, and is currently working on silicon photonics to leverage the silicon infrastructure of Samsung for emerging applications. Since 2002, he has been with Samsung for silicon photonics and optical communication R&D. Prior to Samsung, he was with Bell Labs, NJ for optical crossconnect R&D. He has two decades of industrial R&D experiences with 1 book, 50+ papers, and 100+ patents on silicon photonics, WDM-PON, VLC, and near-field optics.