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Silicon photonics

Energy-efficient communication

Scaling IT infrastructure from microscale processors to macroscale data centres and telecommunications networks requires high-bandwidth technologies that are cheap, low-power and small. Silicon photonics that utilizes scalable CMOS technology may offer a highly integrated photonics transmission platform for such applications.

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Asghari, M., Krishnamoorthy, A. Energy-efficient communication. Nature Photon 5, 268–270 (2011).

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