Hello,

We noticed you're browsing in private or incognito mode.

To continue reading this article, please exit incognito mode or log in.

Not an Insider? Subscribe now for unlimited access to online articles.

A View from

Intel researcher Ling Liao on optical communications

  • October 6, 2006

We named Ling Liao, a senior optical researcher in Intel’s Photonics Technology Lab, to our 2006 TR35 list for her work to enable the use of standard silicon in complex optical chips. When we caught up with her recently, she spoke to us about why computers may soon require high-speed optical data transmission. She also took the time to explain why ordinary silicon is the best material for the job, despite its optical restrictions, and how her team is overcoming those limitations.

Want more award-winning journalism? Subscribe to Insider Online Only.
  • Insider Online Only {! insider.prices.online !}*

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Unlimited online access including articles and video, plus The Download with the top tech stories delivered daily to your inbox.

    See details+

    Unlimited online access including all articles, multimedia, and more

    The Download newsletter with top tech stories delivered daily to your inbox

/3
You've read of three free articles this month. for unlimited online access. You've read of three free articles this month. for unlimited online access. This is your last free article this month. for unlimited online access. You've read all your free articles this month. for unlimited online access. You've read of three free articles this month. for more, or for unlimited online access. for two more free articles, or for unlimited online access.