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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 12 — Jun. 4, 2012
  • pp: 13560–13565

On-chip CMOS-compatible optical signal processor

Lin Yang, Ruiqiang Ji, Lei Zhang, Jianfeng Ding, and Qianfan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 12, pp. 13560-13565 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.013560


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate an optical signal processor performing matrix-vector multiplication, which is composed of laser-modulator array, multiplexer, splitter, microring modulator matrix and photodetector array. 8 × 107 multiplications and accumulations (MACs) per second is implemented at the clock at a clock frequency of 10 MHz. All functional units can be ultimately monolithically integrated on a chip with the development of silicon photonics and an efficient high-performance computing system is expected in the future.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(200.4960) Optics in computing : Parallel processing
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2012
Published: June 1, 2012

Citation
Lin Yang, Ruiqiang Ji, Lei Zhang, Jianfeng Ding, and Qianfan Xu, "On-chip CMOS-compatible optical signal processor," Opt. Express 20, 13560-13565 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-12-13560


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