Publication # 294

D. A. B. Miller, A. Bhatnagar, S. Palermo, A. Emami-Neyestanak, and M. A. Horowitz, "Opportunities for Optics in Integrated Circuits Applications," International Solid State Circuits Conference, 2005, Digest of Technical Papers, IEEE 2005, Paper 4.6, Pages 86-87

Optics potentially addresses two key problem in electronic chips and systems: interconnects and timing. Short optical pulses (e.g., picoseconds or shorter) offer particularly precise timing. Results are shown for optical and electrical four-phase clocking, with < 1ps rms jitter for the optical case.


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