2 May 2014 Green nanophotonics for future datacom and Ethernet networks
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The use of Internet has increased and continues to increase exponentially, mostly driven by consumers. Thus bit rates in networks from access to WDM and finally the computer clusters and supercomputers increase as well rapidly. Their cost of energy reaches today 5-6 % of raw electricity production. For 2023 a cross over is predicted, if no new "green" technologies or "green" devices" will reduce energy consumption by about 15% per year. We present two distinct approaches for access and computer networks based on nanophotonic devices to reduce power consumption in the next decade.
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Dieter Bimberg, Dejan Arsenijević, Gunter Larisch, Hui Li, James A. Lott, Philip Moser, Holger Schmeckebier, Philip Wolf, "Green nanophotonics for future datacom and Ethernet networks", Proc. SPIE 9134, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics VI, 913402 (2 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2053027; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2053027
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