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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 17 — Aug. 17, 2009
  • pp: 15248–15256

Integrated GHz silicon photonic interconnect with micrometer-scale modulators and detectors

Long Chen, Kyle Preston, Sasikanth Manipatruni, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 17, pp. 15248-15256 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.015248


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Abstract

We report an optical link on silicon using micrometer-scale ring-resonator enhanced silicon modulators and waveguide-integrated germanium photodetectors. We show 3 Gbps operation of the link with 0.5 V modulator voltage swing and 1.0 V detector bias. The total energy consumption for such a link is estimated to be ~120 fJ/bit. Such a compact and low power monolithic link is an essential step towards large-scale on-chip optical interconnects for future microprocessors.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(130.4110) Integrated optics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 25, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 2009
Published: August 13, 2009

Citation
Long Chen, Kyle Preston, Sasikanth Manipatruni, and Michal Lipson, "Integrated GHz silicon photonic interconnect with micrometer-scale modulators and detectors," Opt. Express 17, 15248-15256 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-17-15248


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