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Mission (im)possible: Silicon photonics

When Mario Paniccia began assembling a team of scientists to explore silicon photonics (systems that use silicon as an optical medium) in 2001, nobody thought they could succeed. Now, a decade and several Nature papers later, Intel has announced plans to commercialize the breakthrough technology Mario and his team built from scratch.