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Table of Contents--Silicon Photonics Business Situation Report

Executive Summary

Introduction

Six years of "almost there"

Focus on Data Center applications

Metrics show frenetic activity

Audience

Business Implications

Omnipresent Photonic Interconnects

Applications and Architecture

The New Moore's Law?

Market Motivation

Substitution

Disruption?

Let There be Hype

Value Chain Implications

Summary of Implications

What This Technology Means to You

The Elephant in the Room: Why do thks?

Key Points 1-6

Photonic Integrated Circuits

Light source integration

PIC Material Platform

Advanced modulation formats

(Too?) Many Material Choices

Silicon Photonics Technology Development—Status and Risk

Data center fabric

Maturity Metrics

Not just Silicon

Fab node paradox

Manufacturing (fab process

European leadership

Rest of the World

The Promise of Fully Integrated Solutions

R&D perspective

Light Source

A wide range of possible solutions

Light from Silicon

Wavelength multiplexing

Modulation

Direct modulation

Rings and racetracks:

Microdisks

Plasmonics

Gratings, polarization, and other approaches

Waveguides

Polarization effects and control

Optical power loss challenges

Photo-transduction

Beyond Si-Ge APDs

Assembly/Packaging

III-V integration additions to CMOS flow

Group IV lasers

Monolithic solutions (with additions to CMOS flow)

Chip to fiber coupling

Control

Test

Summary

History of Silicon Photonics: Timeline

Bibliography

 

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