A number of important breakthroughs in the past decade have focused attention on Si as a photonic platform. We review here recent progress in this field, focusing on efforts to make lasers, amplifiers, modulators and photodetectors on or in silicon. We also describe progress in silicon photonic integrated circuits. The impact active silicon photonic integrated circuits could have on interconnects, telecommunications and on silicon electronics is reviewed.
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J. E. Bowers, "Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits and Lasers," in Frontiers in Optics 2013, P. Delyett, Jr. and D. Gauthier, eds., OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JM2A.2.
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