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Silicijumski optički modulatori za novu generaciju računara i optičkih telekomunikacija

Silicijumski optički modulatori za novu generaciju računara i optičkih telekomunikacija
Silicijumski optički modulatori za novu generaciju računara i optičkih telekomunikacija
Optical technology is poised to revolutionise short reach interconnects. The leading candidate technology is silicon photonics, and the workhorse of such interconnect is the optical modulator. Although silicon does not have a linear electrooptical effect and modulators in silicon use free carrier modulation, there has been a dramatic improvement of their performance in recent years. Most notably the bandwidth has increased from the MHz to the multi GHz regime in less than a decade. Minimising metrics such as the energy per bit, and device footprint, whilst maximising bandwidth and modulation depth are non trivial demands. All of this must be achieved with acceptable thermal tolerance and optical spectral width, using CMOS compatible fabrication processes. Here we discuss the techniques that have, and will, be used to implement silicon optical modulators, as well as the outlook for these devices, and the candidate solutions of the future.
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Mashanovich, G.Z., Gardes, F.Y., Thomson, D.J., Hu, Y., Loiacono, R., Owens, N., Milošević, Milan, Nedeljković, Milos, Ahmed, A.N., Thomas, P., Topley, Robert and Reed, G.T. (2011) Silicijumski optički modulatori za novu generaciju računara i optičkih telekomunikacija. Telekomunikacije, (7).

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Abstract

Optical technology is poised to revolutionise short reach interconnects. The leading candidate technology is silicon photonics, and the workhorse of such interconnect is the optical modulator. Although silicon does not have a linear electrooptical effect and modulators in silicon use free carrier modulation, there has been a dramatic improvement of their performance in recent years. Most notably the bandwidth has increased from the MHz to the multi GHz regime in less than a decade. Minimising metrics such as the energy per bit, and device footprint, whilst maximising bandwidth and modulation depth are non trivial demands. All of this must be achieved with acceptable thermal tolerance and optical spectral width, using CMOS compatible fabrication processes. Here we discuss the techniques that have, and will, be used to implement silicon optical modulators, as well as the outlook for these devices, and the candidate solutions of the future.

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Published date: 2011
Additional Information: Invited conference paper
Venue - Dates: Telekomunikacije, Serbia, 2011-07-12 - 2011-07-12
Alternative titles: Silicon optical modulators for supercomputing and optical communications
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre, Electronics & Computer Science, Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors

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Local EPrints ID: 367912
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367912
ISSN: 1820-7782
PURE UUID: 0cbd2da5-799c-4f35-92dd-d87f95f6cfee
ORCID for Milos Nedeljković: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9170-7911

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Date deposited: 05 Sep 2014 10:57
Last modified: 23 Oct 2018 00:29

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Author: F.Y. Gardes
Author: D.J. Thomson
Author: Y. Hu
Author: R. Loiacono
Author: N. Owens
Author: Milos Nedeljković ORCID iD
Author: A.N. Ahmed
Author: P. Thomas
Author: Robert Topley
Author: G.T. Reed

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