Bhatnagar, and David A. B. Miller, "Optical Interconnection and Clocking
for Electronic Chips", Silicon Microphotonics Invited Session (0000128),
The 8th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics,
Orlando, FL, July 19th, 2004 (Invited Conference Paper and Talk)
As the speed of electronic
circuits approaches 10 Gb/s and beyond, the idea of bringing high speed
optical signals directly to CMOS
(complementary-metal-oxide-semiconductor) chips seems increasingly
imminent. This convergence of electronic speeds with optical network
speeds offers opportunities for using light to aid critical electrical
functions in novel ways, especially in interconnects and clocking.
Modelocked lasers, which emit short optical pulses, have properties
which can be exploited to improve the performance of circuits, including
low jitter timing sources for future multi-Gb/s electrical circuits.
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