Silicon photonics

G. T. Reed, G. Z. Mashanovich, F. Y. Gardes, D. J. Thomson, Y. Hu, J. Soler-Penades, M. Nedeljkovic, A. Khokar, P. Thomas, C. Littlejohns, A. Ahmad, S. Reynolds, R. Topley, C. Mitchell, S. Stankovic, P. R. Wilson, L. Ke, T. M. Ben Masaud, A. Tarazona, H. Chong

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The amount of internet traffic increases year by year. The bandwidth demands of internet consumers is ever increasing, although the costs at which improved services are offered does not scale at the same rate. The power consumption of components in the internet network is alarming and is an issue that urgently needs addressing as the technology which serves the internet is developed. Network providers are now looking to optical interconnects for shorter and shorter reach links to alleviate bandwidth limitations of the electrical links they would replace and to reduce power consumption. However, the components typically used to realise an optical data link such as that used in the core of the network are prohibitively expensive and therefore another technology is required which can overcome this economic barrier and provide the performance enhancements needed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 7th International Silicon-Germanium Technology and Device Meeting, ISTDM 2014
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781479954285
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event7th International Silicon-Germanium Technology and Device Meeting, ISTDM 2014 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2 Jun 20144 Jun 2014


Conference7th International Silicon-Germanium Technology and Device Meeting, ISTDM 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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