High-speed photodiodes and laser power converters for the applications of green optical interconnect

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Abstract

Global network data traffic continues to grow, driven primarily by mobile data and Internet video. By taking a look at the network equipment energy consumed breakdown, data center network equipment is expected to become the major power consumer [1]. Recently, the development of optical interconnect (OI) techniques [1-5], which could allow the replacement of the bulky and power-hungry active/passive microwave components with more energy-saving and high-speed optoelectronic devices, has become an attractive choice to further reduce the carbon footprint of data centers and realize the idea of the “Green-Internet” [6,7]. In future supercomputers, the estimated total power consumption and bandwidth for an OI system could be as high as 8 MW and 400 PB/s, respectively [5]. This trend thus greatly drives the development of highspeed light sources and receivers with a further reduction in power consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh-Speed Photonics Interconnects
PublisherCRC Press
Pages131-156
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781466516045
ISBN (Print)9781466516038
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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