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Vice President Joe Biden and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo were shown examples of the potential of photonics technology Monday in a short presentation before their announcement that Rochester will be the site of the federally sponsored Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Integrated Photonics.

Posters were set up on easels near equipment used for solar manufacturing and development at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Canal Ponds location in Greece.

Suny Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros showed the two men an array of next-generation gadgets made with photonic, rather than electronic, technology.

There was a chip with 144 optical ports and the potential to transmit 20 terabytes of data a second; a 100 gigabyte module on a display card the size of a cell phone; and a different module with more than 400 integrated photonic elements that can transmit the equivalent of the entire print content of the Library of Congress in 20 seconds.

“Now let me ask you: what comes next?” Biden asked Kaloyeros. They were joined as well by Michael Liehr, Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology for SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

The briefing lasted about 10 minutes.

Justin Murphy
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