Nanophotonic Devices for Optical Interconnect

D. Van Thourhout, T. Spuesens, S.K. Selvaraja, Liu Liu, G. Roelkens, R. Kumar, G. Morthier, P. Rojo-Romeo, F. Mandorlo, P. Regreny, O. Raz, C. Kopp, L. Grenouillet

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We review recent progress in nanophotonic devices for compact optical interconnect networks. We focus on microdisk-laser-based transmitters and discuss improved design and advanced functionality including all-optical wavelength conversion and flip-flops. Next we discuss the fabrication uniformity of the passive routing circuits and their thermal tuning. Finally, we discuss the performance of a wavelength selective detector.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)1363-1375
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • photonic integration
  • network-on-chip
  • process uniformity
  • silicon-on-insulator (SOI)
  • heterogeneous integration
  • microdisk laser (MDL)
  • Flip-flop
  • wavelength conversion


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