S. Saito, Y. Suwa, H. Arimoto, D. Hisamoto, T. Mine, K. Takeda, T. Sugawara, and M. Aoki, "Silicon Quantum Well Light-Emitter for Optical Interconnections,"
in Optical Fiber Communication Conference,
OSA Technical Digest (CD)
(Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OMQ6.
We have developed all-silicon based light-emitter for optical interconnections. The relatively short florescent lifetime of 4.2 ns in a silicon quantum well makes direct modulations at 10 Mbps accessible for low-end high-volume consumer applications.