Optoelectronics Letters

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 163–168 | Cite as

Photonics-to-electronics integration for optical interconnects in the early 21st century



We discuss the technical rationale, challenges, and potential for achieving “optics-to-the chip” via the intimate integration of photonics components such as lasers, detectors, and modulators with VLSI electronics. We review the progress made towards commercializing this technology for high-density optical transceivers and switching products.

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© Tianjin University of Technology 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sun Microsystems SSG/Physical Sciences CenterSan DiegoUSA

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