Abstract

This focus issue is a collection of 17 invited papers showcasing the recent advances and the future challenges of optical interconnect technology. These papers represent multiple key areas that include the enabling devices and components, advances in the system and sub-system technologies as well as networking and its applications.

© 2015 Optical Society of America

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  1. J. Ferrara, W. Yang, L. Zhu, P. Qiao, and C. J. C. Hasnain, “Heterogeneously integrated long-wavelength VCSEL using silicon high contrast grating on an SOI substrate,” Opt. Express 23(3), 2512–2523 (2015).
    [Crossref]
  2. H. Subbaraman, X. Xu, A. Hosseini, X. Zhang, Y. Zhang, D. Kwong, and R. T. Chen, “Recent advances in silicon-based passive and active optical interconnects,” Opt. Express 23(3), 2487–2511 (2015).
    [Crossref]
  3. Y. Li and A.W. Poon, “Active resonance wavelength stabilization for silicon microring resonators with an in-resonator defect-state-absorption-based photodetector,” Opt. Express 23(1), 360–372 (2015).
    [Crossref]
  4. O. Bondarenko, C. Y. Fang, F. Vallini, J. S. T. Smalley, and Y. Fainman, “Extremely compact hybrid III-V/SOI lasers: design and fabrication approaches,” Opt. Express 23(3), 2696–2714 (2015).
    [Crossref]
  5. K. Takeda, T. Sato, T. Fujii, E. Kuramochi, M. Notomi, K. Hasebe, T. Kakitsuka, and S. Matsuo, “Heterogeneously integrated photonic-crystal lasers on silicon for on/off chip optical interconnects,” Opt. Express 23(2), 702–708 (2015).
    [Crossref]
  6. R. Dangel, J. Hofrichter, F. Horst, D. Jubin, A. L. Porta, N. Meier, I. M. Sogani, J. Weiss and B. J. Offrein, “Polymer waveguides for electro-optical integration in data centers and high-performance computers,” Opt. Express in press (2015).
  7. K. Zhong, X. Zhou, T. Gui, L. Tao, Y. Gao, W. Chen, J. Man, L. Zeng, A. P. T. Lau, and C. Lu, “Experimental study of PAM-4, CAP-16, and DMT for 100 Gb/s short reach optical transmission systems,” Opt. Express 23(2), 1176–1189 (2015).
    [Crossref]
  8. X. Xu, E. Zhou, G. N. Liu, T. Zuo, Q. Zhong, L. Zhang, Y. Bao, X. Zhang, J. Li, and Z. Li, “Advanced modulation formats for 400Gbps short reach optical inter-connection,” Opt. Express 23(1), 492–500 (2015).
    [Crossref]
  9. Q. Hu, D. Che, Y. Wang, and W. Shieh, “Advanced modulation formats for high-performance short-reach optical interconnects,” Opt. Express 23(3), 3245–3259 (2015).
  10. M. L. Deng, N. Jiang, X. Duan, R. P. Giddings, X. W. Yi, B. Y. Cao, S. Mansoor, K. Qiu, and J. M. Tang, “Robust and tunable 16.375Gb/s dual-band optical OFDM transmissions over directly modulated VCSEL-based 200m OM2 MMFS,” Opt. Express 23(1), 373–383 (2015).
    [Crossref]
  11. P. P. Absil, P. Verheyen, P. D. Heyn, M. Pantouvaki, G. Lepage, J. D. Coster, and J. V. Campenhout, “Silicon photonics integrated circuits: a manufacturing platform for high density, low power optical I/O/s,” Opt. Express in press (2015).
  12. Z. Zhu, S. Zhong, L. Chen and K. Chen, “Fully programmable and scalable optical switching fabric for petabyte data center,” Opt. Express in press (2015).
  13. D. Nikolova, S. Rumley, D. Calhoun, Q. Li, R. Hendry, P. Samadi, and K. Bergman, “Scaling silicon photonic switch fabrics for data center interconnection networks,” Opt. Express 23(2), 1159–1175 (2015).
    [Crossref]
  14. A. Ghiasi, “Large data centers interconnect bottlenecks,” Opt. Express 23(3), 2085–2090 (2015).
    [Crossref]
  15. S. Ramachandran, P. Gregg, P. Kristensen and S. E. Golowich, “On the scalability of ring fiber designs for OAM multiplexing,” Opt. Express in press (2015).
  16. S. Yu, “Potentials and challenges of using orbital angular momentum communications in optical interconnects,” Opt. Express 23(1), 3075–3087 (2015).
  17. D. Tsonev, S. Videv, and H. Haas, “Towards a 100Gb/s visible light wireless access network,” Opt. Express 23(2), 1627–1637 (2015).
    [Crossref]

2015 (13)

Y. Li and A.W. Poon, “Active resonance wavelength stabilization for silicon microring resonators with an in-resonator defect-state-absorption-based photodetector,” Opt. Express 23(1), 360–372 (2015).
[Crossref]

M. L. Deng, N. Jiang, X. Duan, R. P. Giddings, X. W. Yi, B. Y. Cao, S. Mansoor, K. Qiu, and J. M. Tang, “Robust and tunable 16.375Gb/s dual-band optical OFDM transmissions over directly modulated VCSEL-based 200m OM2 MMFS,” Opt. Express 23(1), 373–383 (2015).
[Crossref]

X. Xu, E. Zhou, G. N. Liu, T. Zuo, Q. Zhong, L. Zhang, Y. Bao, X. Zhang, J. Li, and Z. Li, “Advanced modulation formats for 400Gbps short reach optical inter-connection,” Opt. Express 23(1), 492–500 (2015).
[Crossref]

K. Takeda, T. Sato, T. Fujii, E. Kuramochi, M. Notomi, K. Hasebe, T. Kakitsuka, and S. Matsuo, “Heterogeneously integrated photonic-crystal lasers on silicon for on/off chip optical interconnects,” Opt. Express 23(2), 702–708 (2015).
[Crossref]

D. Nikolova, S. Rumley, D. Calhoun, Q. Li, R. Hendry, P. Samadi, and K. Bergman, “Scaling silicon photonic switch fabrics for data center interconnection networks,” Opt. Express 23(2), 1159–1175 (2015).
[Crossref]

K. Zhong, X. Zhou, T. Gui, L. Tao, Y. Gao, W. Chen, J. Man, L. Zeng, A. P. T. Lau, and C. Lu, “Experimental study of PAM-4, CAP-16, and DMT for 100 Gb/s short reach optical transmission systems,” Opt. Express 23(2), 1176–1189 (2015).
[Crossref]

D. Tsonev, S. Videv, and H. Haas, “Towards a 100Gb/s visible light wireless access network,” Opt. Express 23(2), 1627–1637 (2015).
[Crossref]

A. Ghiasi, “Large data centers interconnect bottlenecks,” Opt. Express 23(3), 2085–2090 (2015).
[Crossref]

H. Subbaraman, X. Xu, A. Hosseini, X. Zhang, Y. Zhang, D. Kwong, and R. T. Chen, “Recent advances in silicon-based passive and active optical interconnects,” Opt. Express 23(3), 2487–2511 (2015).
[Crossref]

J. Ferrara, W. Yang, L. Zhu, P. Qiao, and C. J. C. Hasnain, “Heterogeneously integrated long-wavelength VCSEL using silicon high contrast grating on an SOI substrate,” Opt. Express 23(3), 2512–2523 (2015).
[Crossref]

O. Bondarenko, C. Y. Fang, F. Vallini, J. S. T. Smalley, and Y. Fainman, “Extremely compact hybrid III-V/SOI lasers: design and fabrication approaches,” Opt. Express 23(3), 2696–2714 (2015).
[Crossref]

S. Yu, “Potentials and challenges of using orbital angular momentum communications in optical interconnects,” Opt. Express 23(1), 3075–3087 (2015).

Q. Hu, D. Che, Y. Wang, and W. Shieh, “Advanced modulation formats for high-performance short-reach optical interconnects,” Opt. Express 23(3), 3245–3259 (2015).

Absil, P. P.

P. P. Absil, P. Verheyen, P. D. Heyn, M. Pantouvaki, G. Lepage, J. D. Coster, and J. V. Campenhout, “Silicon photonics integrated circuits: a manufacturing platform for high density, low power optical I/O/s,” Opt. Express in press (2015).

Bao, Y.

Bergman, K.

Bondarenko, O.

Calhoun, D.

Campenhout, J. V.

P. P. Absil, P. Verheyen, P. D. Heyn, M. Pantouvaki, G. Lepage, J. D. Coster, and J. V. Campenhout, “Silicon photonics integrated circuits: a manufacturing platform for high density, low power optical I/O/s,” Opt. Express in press (2015).

Cao, B. Y.

Che, D.

Chen, R. T.

Chen, W.

Coster, J. D.

P. P. Absil, P. Verheyen, P. D. Heyn, M. Pantouvaki, G. Lepage, J. D. Coster, and J. V. Campenhout, “Silicon photonics integrated circuits: a manufacturing platform for high density, low power optical I/O/s,” Opt. Express in press (2015).

Deng, M. L.

Duan, X.

Fainman, Y.

Fang, C. Y.

Ferrara, J.

Fujii, T.

Gao, Y.

Ghiasi, A.

Giddings, R. P.

Gui, T.

Haas, H.

Hasebe, K.

Hasnain, C. J. C.

Hendry, R.

Heyn, P. D.

P. P. Absil, P. Verheyen, P. D. Heyn, M. Pantouvaki, G. Lepage, J. D. Coster, and J. V. Campenhout, “Silicon photonics integrated circuits: a manufacturing platform for high density, low power optical I/O/s,” Opt. Express in press (2015).

Hosseini, A.

Hu, Q.

Jiang, N.

Kakitsuka, T.

Kuramochi, E.

Kwong, D.

Lau, A. P. T.

Lepage, G.

P. P. Absil, P. Verheyen, P. D. Heyn, M. Pantouvaki, G. Lepage, J. D. Coster, and J. V. Campenhout, “Silicon photonics integrated circuits: a manufacturing platform for high density, low power optical I/O/s,” Opt. Express in press (2015).

Li, J.

Li, Q.

Li, Y.

Li, Z.

Liu, G. N.

Lu, C.

Man, J.

Mansoor, S.

Matsuo, S.

Nikolova, D.

Notomi, M.

Pantouvaki, M.

P. P. Absil, P. Verheyen, P. D. Heyn, M. Pantouvaki, G. Lepage, J. D. Coster, and J. V. Campenhout, “Silicon photonics integrated circuits: a manufacturing platform for high density, low power optical I/O/s,” Opt. Express in press (2015).

Poon, A.W.

Qiao, P.

Qiu, K.

Rumley, S.

Samadi, P.

Sato, T.

Shieh, W.

Smalley, J. S. T.

Subbaraman, H.

Takeda, K.

Tang, J. M.

Tao, L.

Tsonev, D.

Vallini, F.

Verheyen, P.

P. P. Absil, P. Verheyen, P. D. Heyn, M. Pantouvaki, G. Lepage, J. D. Coster, and J. V. Campenhout, “Silicon photonics integrated circuits: a manufacturing platform for high density, low power optical I/O/s,” Opt. Express in press (2015).

Videv, S.

Wang, Y.

Xu, X.

Yang, W.

Yi, X. W.

Yu, S.

Zeng, L.

Zhang, L.

Zhang, X.

Zhang, Y.

Zhong, K.

Zhong, Q.

Zhou, E.

Zhou, X.

Zhu, L.

Zuo, T.

Opt. Express (13)

J. Ferrara, W. Yang, L. Zhu, P. Qiao, and C. J. C. Hasnain, “Heterogeneously integrated long-wavelength VCSEL using silicon high contrast grating on an SOI substrate,” Opt. Express 23(3), 2512–2523 (2015).
[Crossref]

H. Subbaraman, X. Xu, A. Hosseini, X. Zhang, Y. Zhang, D. Kwong, and R. T. Chen, “Recent advances in silicon-based passive and active optical interconnects,” Opt. Express 23(3), 2487–2511 (2015).
[Crossref]

Y. Li and A.W. Poon, “Active resonance wavelength stabilization for silicon microring resonators with an in-resonator defect-state-absorption-based photodetector,” Opt. Express 23(1), 360–372 (2015).
[Crossref]

O. Bondarenko, C. Y. Fang, F. Vallini, J. S. T. Smalley, and Y. Fainman, “Extremely compact hybrid III-V/SOI lasers: design and fabrication approaches,” Opt. Express 23(3), 2696–2714 (2015).
[Crossref]

K. Takeda, T. Sato, T. Fujii, E. Kuramochi, M. Notomi, K. Hasebe, T. Kakitsuka, and S. Matsuo, “Heterogeneously integrated photonic-crystal lasers on silicon for on/off chip optical interconnects,” Opt. Express 23(2), 702–708 (2015).
[Crossref]

K. Zhong, X. Zhou, T. Gui, L. Tao, Y. Gao, W. Chen, J. Man, L. Zeng, A. P. T. Lau, and C. Lu, “Experimental study of PAM-4, CAP-16, and DMT for 100 Gb/s short reach optical transmission systems,” Opt. Express 23(2), 1176–1189 (2015).
[Crossref]

X. Xu, E. Zhou, G. N. Liu, T. Zuo, Q. Zhong, L. Zhang, Y. Bao, X. Zhang, J. Li, and Z. Li, “Advanced modulation formats for 400Gbps short reach optical inter-connection,” Opt. Express 23(1), 492–500 (2015).
[Crossref]

Q. Hu, D. Che, Y. Wang, and W. Shieh, “Advanced modulation formats for high-performance short-reach optical interconnects,” Opt. Express 23(3), 3245–3259 (2015).

M. L. Deng, N. Jiang, X. Duan, R. P. Giddings, X. W. Yi, B. Y. Cao, S. Mansoor, K. Qiu, and J. M. Tang, “Robust and tunable 16.375Gb/s dual-band optical OFDM transmissions over directly modulated VCSEL-based 200m OM2 MMFS,” Opt. Express 23(1), 373–383 (2015).
[Crossref]

D. Nikolova, S. Rumley, D. Calhoun, Q. Li, R. Hendry, P. Samadi, and K. Bergman, “Scaling silicon photonic switch fabrics for data center interconnection networks,” Opt. Express 23(2), 1159–1175 (2015).
[Crossref]

A. Ghiasi, “Large data centers interconnect bottlenecks,” Opt. Express 23(3), 2085–2090 (2015).
[Crossref]

S. Yu, “Potentials and challenges of using orbital angular momentum communications in optical interconnects,” Opt. Express 23(1), 3075–3087 (2015).

D. Tsonev, S. Videv, and H. Haas, “Towards a 100Gb/s visible light wireless access network,” Opt. Express 23(2), 1627–1637 (2015).
[Crossref]

Other (4)

S. Ramachandran, P. Gregg, P. Kristensen and S. E. Golowich, “On the scalability of ring fiber designs for OAM multiplexing,” Opt. Express in press (2015).

P. P. Absil, P. Verheyen, P. D. Heyn, M. Pantouvaki, G. Lepage, J. D. Coster, and J. V. Campenhout, “Silicon photonics integrated circuits: a manufacturing platform for high density, low power optical I/O/s,” Opt. Express in press (2015).

Z. Zhu, S. Zhong, L. Chen and K. Chen, “Fully programmable and scalable optical switching fabric for petabyte data center,” Opt. Express in press (2015).

R. Dangel, J. Hofrichter, F. Horst, D. Jubin, A. L. Porta, N. Meier, I. M. Sogani, J. Weiss and B. J. Offrein, “Polymer waveguides for electro-optical integration in data centers and high-performance computers,” Opt. Express in press (2015).

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