Table of Contents
Advances in Optical Technologies
Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 245131, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/245131
Research Article

Hybrid Silicon Photonics for Low-Cost High-Bandwidth Link Applications

Kotura Inc., 2630 Corporate Place, Monterey Park, CA 91754, USA

Received 22 December 2007; Accepted 27 March 2008

Academic Editor: D. Lockwood

Copyright © 2008 B. Jonathan Luff et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Current discrete optical solutions for high data-rate link applications, even with potentially high manufacturing volumes, are too costly. Highly integrated, multifunction modules are a key part of the solution, reducing size and cost while providing improved reliability. Silicon, with its proven manufacturability and reliability, offers a solid foundation for building a cost-efficient path to successful products. In this paper, recent work on the development of silicon photonic enabling components for multichannel high data-rate links is presented.