Silicon Photonics: Fueling the Next Information Revolution
ISBN: 0128029757
EAN13: 9780128029756
Language: English
Pages: 226
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Silicon Photonics: Fueling the Next Information Revolution

Book Overview
The Internet, smart phones and social media have all become possible thanks to the relentless progress of the silicon chip. Now, the chip industry is embracing optics to create a new technology: silicon photonics. Optics enables high-speed links over a distance: from short-reach interconnects linking equipment in data centres to longer-distance networks that underpin the Internet. Optics also promises to be used for chip-to-chip and intra-chip communications. This book addresses silicon photonics nature, its benefits and challenges, how it is being embraced, and its transformative impact on the IT and telecom industries are all addressed. It describes the evolution of the technology and maps out how the technology will impact the IT, telecoms and other industries. Captures the latest research assessing silicon photonics development and prospectsDemonstrates how silicon photonics addresses challenges of managing bandwidth over distance and within systemsExplores potential applications of SiP including servers, datacenters, and internet of things