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Authors: W. Bogaerts, P. Absil, D. Van Thourhout, J. Van Campenhout, S. Selvaraja, P. Dumon, H. Yu, A. Masood, G. Roelkens, R. Baets
Title: Optical Interconnect Technologies based on Silicon Photonics
Format: International Conference Proceedings
Publication date: 4/2011
Journal/Conference/Book: MRS Spring 2011 (invited)
Editor/Publisher: Material Research Society, 
Volume(Issue): p.O10.1
Location: San Francisco, United States
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We discuss the principles of Optical interconnects, and discuss the potential of silicon photonics to provide all the necessary building blocks to construct dense, high-bandwidth, lowpower optical links. We discuss waveguides, wavelength division multiplexing, modulators and photodetectors. We also take a look at the options for implementing light sources, a function which silicon cannot natively provide, with a focus on implementations in the IMEC silicon photonics platform.

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