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New approaches for energy saving in silicon photonics
Author(s): Zhiping Zhou; Qingzhong Deng; Tiantian Li; Xinbai Li
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Paper Abstract

Low energy operation is a must for using silicon photonic system to replace the conventional electrical interconnection systems. Three energy-saving approaches in silicon photonics are highlighted in this paper: low driving voltage for Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM), negative chirp compensation for MZM-based long-haul transmission, and athermal filter for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). These methods serve to reduce energy consumption of modulation and WDM, and are thus valuable to the development of future communication systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2016
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 9752, Silicon Photonics XI, 97520L (14 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2220701
Show Author Affiliations
Zhiping Zhou, Peking Univ. (China)
Qingzhong Deng, Peking Univ. (China)
Tiantian Li, Peking Univ. (China)
Xinbai Li, Peking Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9752:
Silicon Photonics XI
Graham T. Reed; Andrew P. Knights, Editor(s)

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