Title

Silicon Photonic network-on-chip and Enabling Components

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2013

Publication Title

Science China Technological Sciences

Volume

56

Issue

3

First page number:

543

Last page number:

553

Abstract

As the transistor’s feature scales down and the integration density of the monolithic circuit increases continuously, the traditional metal interconnects face significant performance limitation to meet the stringent demands of high-speed, low-power and low-latency data transmission for on- and off-chip communications. Optical technology is poised to resolve these problems. Due to the complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) compatible process, silicon photonics is the leading candidate technology. Silicon photonic devices and networks have been improved dramatically in recent years, with a notable increase in bandwidth from the megahertz to the multi-gigahertz regime in just over half a decade. This paper reviews the recent developments in silicon photonics for optical interconnects and summarizes the work of our laboratory in this research field.

Keywords

Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS); Interconnects; Optical technology Silicon photonics

Disciplines

Controls and Control Theory | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Electrical and Electronics | Electronic Devices and Semiconductor Manufacturing | Power and Energy | Signal Processing | Systems and Communications

Language

English

Permissions

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Identifier

DOI: 10.1007/s11431-012-5112-2

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