Chapter 11

Integrated and Hybrid Photonics for High-Performance Interconnects

Nikos Bamiedakisa, Kevin A. Williamsb, Richard V. Pentya and Ian H. Whitea,    aCentre of Advanced Photonics and Electronics, Electrical Engineering Division, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, UK, bCOBRA Research Institute, Eindhoven University of Technology, Postbus 513, 5600 MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

11.1 Introduction

Significant progress has been made in the deployment of optical links within high-performance computing systems. Fiber-based interconnection schemes now enable high-capacity and high-density rack-to-rack interconnection within supercomputers and data centers. Optical links with data rates ...

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