Integrated and Hybrid Photonics for High-Performance Interconnects

Nikos Bamiedakis, Kevin A. Williams, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White

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Optical interconnection technologies are increasingly deployed in high-performance electronic systems to address challenges in connectivity, size, bandwidth, latency, and cost. Projected performance requirements are leading to formidable cost and energy efficiency challenges. Hybrid and integrated photonic technologies are currently being developed to reduce assembly complexity and to reduce the numbers of individually packaged parts. This chapter provides an overview of the important challenges that photonics currently face, identifies the various optical technologies that are being considered for use at the different interconnection levels, and presents examples of demonstrated state-of-the-art optical interconnection systems. Finally, the prospects and potential of these technologies in the near future are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Telecommunications
Subtitle of host publicationComponents and Subsystems (6th ed.)
EditorsI. Kaminow, T. Li, A. E. Willner
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9780123972354
ISBN (Print)9780123969583
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2013


  • Hybrid photonics
  • Integrated photonic circuits
  • Integrated photonics
  • Optical interconnection architectures
  • Optical interconnects
  • Optical switches
  • Optoelectronic integration
  • Waveguide technologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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