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2 February 2012 Advanced silicon device technologies for optical interconnects
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Proceedings Volume 8265, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XIV; 826506 (2012)
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2012, San Francisco, California, United States
Silicon photonics is an emerging technology offering novel solutions in different areas requiring highly integrated communication systems for optical networking, sensing, bio-applications and computer interconnects. Silicon photonicsbased communication has many advantages over electric wires for multiprocessor and multicore macro-chip architectures including high bandwidth data transmission, high speed and low power consumption. Following the INTEL's concept to "siliconize" photonics, silicon device technologies should be able to solve the fabrication problems for six main building blocks for realization of optical interconnects: light generation, guiding of light including wavelength selectivity, light modulation for signal encoding, detection, low cost assembly including optical connecting of the devices to the real world and finally the electronic control systems.
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Lech Wosinski, Zhechao Wang, Fei Lou, Daoxin Dai, Sebastian Lourdudoss, and Lars Thylen "Advanced silicon device technologies for optical interconnects", Proc. SPIE 8265, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XIV, 826506 (2 February 2012);

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