Gartner Research

Integrated Photonics Components

Published: 10 September 2001

ID: G00100307

Analyst(s): Peter Middleton


Many organizations have been developing planar optical component technologies. However, two of the major incentives that initiated the rush to develop integrated component technologies have subsided in the current market and economic climate. Now, to compete on a cost and performance basis with discrete technologies, a number of factors must be fulfilled. Gartner Dataquest introduces planar photonic technology and the market forces that drive it and profiles six private companies doing development work in this area.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
    • Classification of Components
  • Integrated Photonics Technology
    • Introduction to Planar Devices
    • Advantages of Integration
    • Challenges With Planar Technology
  • Production of Integrated Photonics Components
    • Material Considerations
    • Manufacturing Processes
  • Industry Synopsis
  • Company Profiles
    • Lightwave Microsystems
    • Lynx Photonics
    • Symmorphix
    • Teem Photonics
    • WaveSplitter Technologies
    • Zenastra Photonics

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