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Challenges in the implementation of dense wavelength division multiplexed (DWDM) optical interconnects using resonant silicon photonics
Author(s): Anthony L. Lentine; Christopher T. DeRose
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Paper Abstract

Small silicon photonics micro-resonator modulators and filters hold the promise for multi-terabit per-second interconnects at energy consumptions well below 1 pJ/bit. To date, no products exist and little known commercial development is occurring using this technology. Why? In this talk, we review the many challenges that remain to be overcome in bringing this technology from the research labs to the field where they can overcome important commercial, industrial, and national security limitations of existing photonic technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9772, Broadband Access Communication Technologies X, 977207 (12 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2217429
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Anthony L. Lentine, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Christopher T. DeRose, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9772:
Broadband Access Communication Technologies X
Benjamin B. Dingel; Katsutoshi Tsukamoto, Editor(s)

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