Scaling limits for optical interconnects: directly modulated versus externally modulated links

H. J.S. Dorren, P. Duan, O. Raz, R. P. Luijten

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Abstract

We establish a lower bound on the energy-per-bit required for transmitting information using a photonic channel. We include in our analysis the energy required to convert information from the electronic to the photonic domain and back. We investigate links that employ a directly modulated laser as well as an external modulator. We show that the power dissipation of the channel also imposes a bound on the bandwidth density.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-4577-0882-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2011
Event13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2011) - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 26 Jun 201130 Jun 2011
Conference number: 13
http://www.nit.eu/icton-2011

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2011)
Abbreviated titleICTON 2011
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period26/06/1130/06/11
Internet address

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