Prof. Vishwanath launches VecturaLux, a 40/100G high-speed optical networking company
Prof. Vishwanath, together with Prof. Seth Bank from Microelectronics Research at UT, Kumar Appaiah (a Ph.D. student in the WNCG), Matthew Clayton (an MBA student at UT Austin), the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), and other Austin-based entrepreneurs has launched a company named VecturaLux. VecturaLux core patents lie in ParaLux technology, which enables a 10-30x improvement in the performance of multimode optical fiber. This technology will enable 100G Ethernet using multimode fiber in the near future. Multimode fiber, although well known to be robust and cost-effective, is conventionally thought to be far inferior to single-mode fiber in terms of bandwidth and performance. With ParaLux technology, this gap in performance will be narrowed and could potentially be eliminated over short and medium length (100m-5km) long fiber optic communication systems.