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Towards optical
communication on silicon chips

Our vision is to integrate light-emitting devices, based on hexagonal silicon-germanium (Hex-SiGe),
with existing Si electronics and passive Si-photonics circuitry, thus establishing a silicon-compatible technology platform
with full optoelectronic functionality.




Five partners in OptoSilicon are focusing on:
• The growth of device quality Hex-SiGe on silicon-on-insulator (SOI).
• Demonstration of optoelectronic functionality in Hex-SiGe, including a quantum well laser.
IBM Research Europe
Technical University of Munich
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