Optical Interconnects

Optical Interconnects

Optical Interconnects

Potentially the optical interconnects should replace the electrical links in short reach applications, such as data centers, board-to-board, inter-chip, and intra-chip communications.

Key drivers for Optical Interconnects are

  • Digital communication is still growing exponentially
  • Global data exchange will mutliply 10 fold during 2018-2025. Transferred data would reach over 44 billion GB
  • This requires more than ten times faster, higher capacity and more energy efficient interconnects than availabler today
  • Conventional copper or silicone based architectures will not suffice