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The emergence of silicon photonics as a flexible technology platform

The emergence of silicon photonics as a flexible technology platform
The emergence of silicon photonics as a flexible technology platform

In this paper, we present a brief history of silicon photonics from the early research papers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, to the potentially revolutionary technology that exists today. Given that other papers in this special issue give detailed reviews of key aspects of the technology, this paper will concentrate on the key technological milestones that were crucial in demonstrating the capability of silicon photonics as both a successful technical platform, as well as indicating the potential for commercial success. The paper encompasses discussion of the key technology areas of passive devices, modulators, detectors, light sources, and system integration. In so doing, the paper will also serve as an introduction to the other papers within this special issue.

Optical modulator, photodetector, photonic integration, photonic packaging, silicon photonics, silicon-on-insulator
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Chen, Xia
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Chen, Xia, Milošević, Milan M., Stanković, Stevan, Reynolds, Scott, Domínguez Bucio, Thalía, Li, Ke, Thomson, David J., Gardes, Frederic and Reed, Graham T. (2018) The emergence of silicon photonics as a flexible technology platform. Proceedings of the IEEE, 106 (12), 1-16. (doi:10.1109/JPROC.2018.2854372).

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In this paper, we present a brief history of silicon photonics from the early research papers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, to the potentially revolutionary technology that exists today. Given that other papers in this special issue give detailed reviews of key aspects of the technology, this paper will concentrate on the key technological milestones that were crucial in demonstrating the capability of silicon photonics as both a successful technical platform, as well as indicating the potential for commercial success. The paper encompasses discussion of the key technology areas of passive devices, modulators, detectors, light sources, and system integration. In so doing, the paper will also serve as an introduction to the other papers within this special issue.

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Accepted/In Press date: 29 July 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 16 August 2018
Published date: December 2018
Keywords: Optical modulator, photodetector, photonic integration, photonic packaging, silicon photonics, silicon-on-insulator

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Local EPrints ID: 424400
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/424400
ISSN: 0018-9219
PURE UUID: 72f3a550-bbdd-4617-a7f4-266c4290f8a8
ORCID for Xia Chen: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0994-5401
ORCID for Stevan Stanković: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6154-3138
ORCID for Thalía Domínguez Bucio: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3664-1403

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Date deposited: 05 Oct 2018 11:36
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:36

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