Intel Silicon Photonics

A 50Gbps Silicon Photonics transmit module

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A 50Gbps Silicon Photonics transmit module Source: Intel

A 50Gbps Silicon Photonics transmit module

A 50Gbps Silicon Photonics transmit module (left) sends laser light from the silicon chip at the center of the green board, which then travels through optical fiber to the receiver module (right), where a second silicon chip detects the data on the laser and coverts it back into an electrical signal.

 

Intel steps up its interest in using optical fibres for high speed interconnects in processor-based systems, developing a prototype silicon-based semiconductor laser to support 50Gbit/s optical links in computers.

See Intel shows silicon laser chip for 50Gbit/s links

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