A research paper(※1) principally authored by Senior Associate Professor LU Guo-wei(※2), the Data Network Laboratory, the University of Aizu was published in Spring Nature's(※3) Nature Communications(※4) on Monday, August 24, 2020.

The paper described the fabrication and demonstration of a silicon-polymer hybrid modulator which is capable of effectively addressing the energy consumption issue in next-generation optical communication.

It was also selected by Nature Electronics (※5) as Research Highlights (※6).

<Paper title>High-temperature-resistant silicon-polymer hybrid modulator operating at up to 200 Gbit s−1 for energy-efficient datacentres and harsh-environment applications