The Promises of Photonic Integration

Beyond the hype:  The idea, with flames fanned by Intel, equity analysts and others, that photonic-integrated circuits will change the optical industry just like Si-integrated circuits changed the electronics industry may be a distant and elusive target.  Will photonic integration follow Moore’s Law?  Has silicon photonics really been tested by the market?  Will VCSEL products be pushed aside?  Representatives from this industry will discuss what is real today and how photonic integration could underpin the advancement of Ethernet in data centers.