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III–V/Silicon-on-Insulator Nanophotonic Cavities for Optical Network-on-Chip

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Abstract:

We review some opto-electronic devices based on the III–V/SOI heterogeneous integration platform, including lasers, modulators, wavelength converters, and photo-detectors. All of them are critical components for future on-chip interconnect and optical network-on-chip. The footprints of such devices are kept small by employing micro-cavity based structures. We give an overview of the device performances. The advantages over the all-silicon based devices are also discussed.

Keywords: HETEROGENEOUS INTEGRATION; MICRODISK LASER; OPTICAL INTERCONNECT; SILICON PHOTONICS; SILICON-ON-INSULATOR

Document Type: Review Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2010.2032

Publication date: 2010-03-01

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