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Issue No. 01 - Jan.-Feb. (2013 vol. 33)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 54-67
Keren Bergman , Columbia University
David Mountain , Laboratory for Physical Sciences
Christopher Mineo , Laboratory for Physical Sciences
Noam Ophir , Columbia University
ABSTRACT
Silicon photonic microrings have drawn interest in recent years as potential building blocks for high-bandwidth off-chip communication links. The authors analyze a terabit-per-second scale unamplified microring link based on current best-of-class devices. The analysis provides quantitative measures for the achievable energy efficiency and bandwidth density that could be realized within several years. The results highlight key device attributes that require significant advancement to realize sub-pJ/bit scale optical links.
INDEX TERMS
Silicon, Optical fiber communication, Optical fibers, Photonics, Wavelength division multiplexing, Optical interconnections, Data communication, Parallel processing, emerging technologies, fiber optics, parallel I/O, data communications
CITATION
Keren Bergman, David Mountain, Christopher Mineo, Noam Ophir, "Silicon Photonic Microring Links for High-Bandwidth-Density, Low-Power Chip I/O", IEEE Micro, vol. 33, no. , pp. 54-67, Jan.-Feb. 2013, doi:10.1109/MM.2013.1
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