Silicon photonics light source:
A light-emitting component that uses silicon photonics technology. In the case of Fujitsu Laboratories, the compound semiconductor emits and amplifies light and then the silicon mirror determines the wavelength.
 Optical transceiver:
A module that converts an electrical signal to an optical signal, which it then transmits, and that also receives an optical signal and converts to an electrical signal.
 Optical modulator:
An optical component that converts electrical signals to optical signals. These include intensity modulators that convert to an optical-intensity signal and phase modulators that convert to light-phase signals.
 Exaflops-class supercomputer:
A supercomputer that can process 10 to the18th "FLoating-point number Operations Per Second".
 Ring resonator:
A resonator made of a ring-type optical waveguide. When used in silicon photonics, this can be made extremely small, with a radius on the order of microns. The ring's resonance effect makes it possible to create a highly efficient optical modulator.
Founded in 1968 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Laboratories Limited is one of the premier research centers in the world. With a global network of laboratories in Japan, China, the United States and Europe, the organization conducts a wide range of basic and applied research in the areas of Next-generation Services, Computer Servers, Networks, Electronic Devices and Advanced Materials. For more information, please see: http://jp.fujitsu.com/labs/en.
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Date: 16 September, 2011
City: Kawasaki, Japan
Company: Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., , , , , , , , , ,
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