We explore silicon photonics and 3-D stacked technology to implement a photonic network-on-chips. The proposed scheme provides 2.56 Tb/sec bandwidth with a much reduced power consumption and latency compared to any leading on-chip photonic networks.
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(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.6715) Optoelectronics : Switching
X. Zhang and A. Louri, "Nanophotonic Interconnects and 3-D Stacked Technology for Future Many-Core Architectures," in Frontiers in Optics 2009/Laser Science XXV/Fall 2009 OSA Optics & Photonics Technical Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper FWL5.