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Hybrid Silicon Devices for Energy-Efficient Optical Transmitters
Jan.-Feb. 2013 (vol. 33 no. 1)
pp. 22-31
Sudharsanan Srinivasan, University of California, Santa Barbara
Yongbo Tang, University of California, Santa Barbara
Graham Read, University of Surrey
Nadir Hossain, University of Surrey
Di Liang, HP Labs
Stephen J. Sweeney, University of Surrey
John E. Bowers, University of California, Santa Barbara
Decreasing energy limits for data transport have resulted in efforts to reduce energy consumption in optical interconnects. The authors introduce three possible integration techniques for realizing a hybrid silicon transmitter on a single chip with distributed feedback (DFB) lasers and electro-absorption modulators. They review the current bottlenecks and techniques for further reducing threshold current and increasing the wall-plug efficiency of these lasers.
Index Terms:
Optical interconnections,Modulation,Threshold current,Energy consumption,Silicon,Distributed feedback devices,Optical transmitters,Feedback,Quantum well lasers,quantum well lasers,optical interconnects,silicon devices,optical transmitters,interconnections,distributed feedback devices,waveguide modulators
Citation:
Sudharsanan Srinivasan, Yongbo Tang, Graham Read, Nadir Hossain, Di Liang, Stephen J. Sweeney, John E. Bowers, "Hybrid Silicon Devices for Energy-Efficient Optical Transmitters," IEEE Micro, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 22-31, Jan.-Feb. 2013, doi:10.1109/MM.2012.89
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