The increasing bandwidth demands of computing chips have spawned significant research into chip-scale photonic interconnects. We review the DARPA-sponsored efforts at the inter- and intra-chip interconnect domains and highlight the key challenges to be addressed.
© 2010 IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA, Telcordia
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
M. Haney, D. K. Sparacin, and J. Hodiak, "The Transition to Chip Level Optical Interconnects," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OMV2.
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