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Ganvix is an industry leader specializing in the development of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs)

Opportunity

Ganvix is capitalizing on the nascent opportunity for high performance, low-cost vertical emitting GaN lasers in billion-dollar markets, including: consumer electronics, communications, medical and life sciences, industrial, and government

Vertically emitting lasers (VCSELs) are one of the fastest growing technologies in Infrared (IR) Optoelectronics. 

However, until now manufacturing challenges have prevented commercialization of devices operating in the UV, Blue and Green wavelengths

Untapped Beachhead Applications for UV, Blue, Green VCSELs

'Laser market segment by revenue'

Laser focus world

Addressable markets where VCSELs have competitive advantages. This is what Ganvix technology is addressing

Innovation - Nanoporous GaN Technology

Ganvix is an innovator in nanoporous technology which enables us to engineer the optical properties of GaN and design the key building blocks for VCSEL Lasers

Protected by extensive IP portfolio:

  • 9 patent families
  • 12 issued, and
  • 18 pending patents
  • PCT & foreign flings in critical countries

Nanoporous (NP) GaN

Using nanoporous technology we can fabricate VCSEL lasers entirely from high quality epitaxially grown GaN without introducing any crystalline defects or lattice mismatch. The sub-wavelength nanopores result in a GaN/air nanocomposite, which has a tunable refractive index facilitating formation of high reflectivity (>99.9%) distributed Bragg reflectors (DBR) critical for VCSEL devices.

Historical Challenges Commercializing GaN VCSELs

There is no intrinsic available material in the III-Nitride system to produce wide bandwidth epitaxial mirrors. Many industry leaders attempted to commercialize GaN VCSELs but without success. Our nanoporous technology enables a simple, low-cost, highly scalable process.

Nanoporous (NP) GaN

Using nanoporous technology we can fabricate VCSEL lasers entirely from high quality epitaxially grown GaN without introducing any crystalline defects or lattice mismatch. The sub-wavelength nanopores result in a GaN/air nanocomposite, which has a tunable refractive index facilitating formation of high reflectivity (>99.9%) distributed Bragg reflectors (DBR) critical for VCSEL devices.

Historical Challenges Commercializing GaN VCSELs

There is no intrinsic available material in the III-Nitride system to produce wide bandwidth epitaxial mirrors. Many industry leaders attempted to commercialize GaN VCSELs but without success. Our nanoporous technology enables a simple, low-cost, highly scalable process.

Protected by extensive IP portfolio:

  • 9 patent families
  • 12 issued, and
  • 18 pending patents
  • PCT & foreign flings in critical countries

VCSEL Laser Structure

Complex Process

Simple Process

Advantages

Broad Market Application

Team

Jung Han

Jung Han

(Founder)

Currently the William Norton Professor in Technological Innovation at Yale University and Advisor to Ganvix.  30+ years of experience in semiconductor epitaxy, LEDs, and lasers. Dr Han served as the Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2010-2016, and has founded two Yale-based spin-off companies including Ganvix.

John Fijol

John Fijol

(CEO)

Currently the CEO of Ganvix.  25+ years of experience in executive roles developing electro-optic products at Fortune 500 companies, early to late stage startups, and through venture investing. Dr Fijol has grown teams from the founding members to hundreds of employees, and  has had multiple successful exits.

jacob Tarn

Jacob Tarn

(Board Member)

30+ years executive experience in high-tech, semiconductors, and lighting.  Dr Tarn is a veteran in corporate transformation, M & A, global supply chain management, performance enhancement and business integration.

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Rami Elafandy

(Founder)

Currently a research scientist at Yale University and leading the engineering effort at Ganvix. With a PhD in Electrical engineering, Dr. Elafandy has 10+ years of experience in optotelectronic devices physics, process development and characterization.

Ji-Ho Kang

Ji-Ho Kang

(Founder)

Currently a co-founder and technical lead at Ganvix. Dr. Kang holds a Ph.D in Physics, has 10+ years experience in III-Nitride epitaxy and fabrication, and has published 40+ scientific papers about III nitride optoelectronics

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