Processes & Electronics
The world’s fastest and smallest electro-optic modulators
Polariton designs and manufactures the world’s fastest and smallest electro-optic modulators, thus creating a solution that overcomes the interconnect bottleneck.
Polariton designs and manufactures the world’s fastest and smallest electro-optic modulators, thus creating a solution that overcomes the interconnect bottleneck. Our main competencies lie in plasmonics, nanotechnology and optical communications.
We are on a mission to revolutionize the future of telecommunications by accelerating information transport and reducing its power consumption.
Polariton provides the world’s fastest, most compact, and energy-efficient electro-optic devices with applications in telecommunications, datacenters, wireless communications (5G/6G), space, and sensing.
Founded in 2019, Polariton is a spin-off of ETH Zurich, taking pride in teamwork, clear and effective communication, and curiosity.
Our electro-optic modulators rely on plasmonics, which allows for the miniaturization of optical devices. The technology underpinning plasmonic modulators has been developed and has been subjected of research and collaboration with ETH Zurich for more than 7 years.
Plasmonics refers to the manipulation of signals at optical frequencies along metal-dielectric interfaces on the nanometer scale. Key to our technology is the coupling between light and electrons at a metal surface (Surface Plasmon Polariton, or SPP).
Claudia has always been fascinated by light. After her B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering at KIT, Germany, the Master program in “Optics and Photonics” stimulated her interest in the interaction of light with smallest structures. Following this interest, she researched integrated photonics, plasmonics and electro-optics during her PhD at ETH Zurich. In 2019, she was awarded the ETH Pioneer Fellowship to transfer her research project into innovative products and co-founded Polariton.