Ki3 Photonics Technologies is a Canadian spin-off company developing innovative optical components and systems in the integrated photonics and terahertz (THz) photonics field. Our aim is to provide miniaturized optical devices with superior performance, low power consumption at low costs by using fully CMOS compatible fabrication methods from the semiconductor industry and low-cost materials.
Ki3 Photonics has emerged from the Nonlinear Photonics Group of Professor Roberto Morandotti at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) – Centre Énergie Matériaux et Télécommunications (EMT) in Montreal. The group performs fundamental and applied research in quantum optics, integrated photonics, nonlinear and singular optics, as well as, terahertz photonics. The research leads to top-notch scientific publications as well as innovative optical components and devices for real-world applications.
The group has developed a Filter Driven Four Wave Mixing (FD-FWM), which is a compact ultra-stable and short-pulsed laser based on a novel microcavity resonator mode-locking scheme. Additionally, we offer a unique Ultra Broadband Terahertz Detector based on the Terahertz Field Induced Second Harmonic principle, which outperforms standard terahertz detection methods (e.g. biased photoconductive antennas and optical rectification in nonlinear media) by its broad bandwidth of up to 10 THz. Moreover, Ki3 Photonics offers Technology Assessment and Advisory for technology and investment reports as well as market and application evaluations in the areas of integrated photonics, quantum optics, and terahertz technology.