Photonics startups featured in new series to watch
WASHINGTON – OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) today announced the launch of the Ones to Watch report series showcasing innovative early stage photonics companies. Featuring interviews with executives conducted by Europa Market Intelligence Limited (EMIL), each case study focuses on the key technologies of the participating company, an overview of funding, market opportunities, product roadmap and five-year market forecast. OIDA, the Corporate Membership division of OSA, produces the reports.
Four OIDA members featured in the first series of reports – Neurescence, NUBURU, QuiX and Voyant Photonics – are particularly noteworthy for their approach to finding solutions to the challenges of the photonics industry. Collectively, Ones to Watch reports are meant to generate discussion and stimulate ideas for companies to develop breakthrough technologies.
Neurescence is a biotechnology company that created and marketed Quartet – a miniature microscope for simultaneous, multiregional functional imaging of neural circuits.
NUBURU develops blue laser technology. He produced a high-power laser, made up of gallium nitride semiconductor laser diodes, which operate in the blue wavelength, coupled to an optical fiber. This can be used in applications ranging from energy storage in automotive electric vehicles to manufacturing consumer electronics modules in smartphones, laptops and desktops and even 3D printing.
QuiX – Integrated Photonics for Optical Quantum Computing: the company is developing plug-and-play integrated and reconfigurable quantum processors based on silicon nitride waveguides, with a view to eventually producing a quantum computer operating at room temperature . This could make the technology more viable by reducing the costs associated with dilution refrigerators.
Voyant Photonics – Chip-Scale 3D LiDAR Sensing Technology: Using silicon photonics technology, Voyant has created a solid-state LiDAR system-on-a-chip with the capabilities of larger systems. This minimization will allow chip-scale LiDARs to be integrated into robotic fingers, drones, smartphones, AR glasses, etc., opening up new applications and revenue possibilities.