18 February 2009 The integration of silicon photonics and VLSI electronics for computing systems intra-connect
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Proceedings Volume 7220, Silicon Photonics IV; 72200V (2009); doi: 10.1117/12.813416
Event: SPIE OPTO: Integrated Optoelectronic Devices, 2009, San Jose, California, United States
Abstract
We review the progress and challenges in scaling computing systems; discuss the potential benefits and challenges for achieving optical-interconnects to the chip via the native integration of silicon photonics components with VLSI electronics; and introduce the "macrochip" - a collection of contiguous silicon chips enabled by optical proximity communication
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Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, Ron Ho, Xuezhe Zheng, Herb Schwetman, Jon Lexau, Pranay Koka, Guoliang Li, Ivan Shubin, John E. Cunningham, "The integration of silicon photonics and VLSI electronics for computing systems intra-connect", Proc. SPIE 7220, Silicon Photonics IV, 72200V (18 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.813416; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.813416
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Silicon photonics

Computing systems

Very large scale integration

Integrated optics

Current controlled current source

Electronic components

Optical communications

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