1 February 2019 Challenges and opportunities in system-level evaluation of photonics
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The cost and complexity of future interconnects create a significant opportunity for emerging photonic tech- nologies such as fibers and switches. These technologies should be evaluated at the system level in order to determine the most efficient way they can be used, as well as provide feedback to photonic developers to better optimize for high-level impact. In this paper, we argue for the need for a systematic methodology to extract system-level models for any emerging photonic component. We then outline our past experience with extracting architectural-level metrics from device demonstrations and conducting architectural-level evaluations. Finally, we discuss qualities for a desirable solution to this problem that requires cross-community collaboration.
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George Michelogiannakis, Jeremiah Wilke, Min Yee Teh, Madeleine Glick, John Shalf, and Keren Bergman "Challenges and opportunities in system-level evaluation of photonics", Proc. SPIE 10946, Metro and Data Center Optical Networks and Short-Reach Links II, 1094607 (1 February 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2510443; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2510443
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