NSYSU team developed miniaturized silicon photonic gyroscope driver chip the size of a mung bean
The Department of Photonics has established an academia-industry research collaboration to develop a new type of silicon photonic gyroscope modules-hybrid interferometric optical gyroscope. Over the past two years,the NSYSU team has reached a milestone, using the Si photonic technology, and demonstrated the first miniaturized Si photonic fiber-optic gyroscope driver chip in the world, which has shown a great potential for mass production. The volume of the whole chip does not surpass 5 mm2 - it is as small as a mung bean, and the production cost was reduced to one third. Professor Yi-Jen Chiu of the Department of Photonics said that the main application of the silicon photonics gyroscope is in the huge market of miniaturized navigation, including biomedical testing, self-driving cars, smart robots, GPS aircraft tracking, and CubeSat.