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Silicon Photonics Link
Type Computer Hardware Bus
Production history
Designer Intel Corporation
Manufacturer Intel Corporation
Data signal Yes
Bitrate 50 Gbit/s

Silicon Photonics Link is a silicon-based optical data connection developed by Intel Corporation which uses silicon photonics and hybrid silicon laser, it provides 50 Gbit/s bandwidth. Intel expected the technology to be in products by 2015.[1]

This technology is enabled and well supported by academic and industrial research work at Intel labs,[2] 50 Gbit/s multi-color transmission line at Cornell University[3][4] and Columbia University.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Shah, Agam (27 April 2011). "Intel Eyes Post-Thunderbolt Interconnect for 2015". PC World. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  2. ^ Paniccia, Mario; Nicolaescu, Remus; Cohen, Oded; Doron Rubin; Samara-Rubio, Dean; Liao, Ling; Jones, Richard; Liu, Ansheng (February 2004). "A high-speed silicon optical modulator based on a metal–oxide–semiconductor capacitor". Nature. 427 (6975): 615–618. doi:10.1038/nature02310. ISSN 1476-4687. PMID 14961115.
  3. ^ Lipson, Michal; Chen, Long; Manipatruni, Sasikanth (2010-08-02). "Ultra high bandwidth WDM using silicon microring modulators". Optics Express. 18 (16): 16858–16867. Bibcode:2010OExpr..1816858M. doi:10.1364/OE.18.016858. ISSN 1094-4087. PMID 20721078.
  4. ^ "Michal Lipson". MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  5. ^ Bergman, Keren; Lipson, Michal; Chen, Long; Ophir, Noam; Manipatruni, Sasikanth; Biberman, Aleksandr (2010-07-19). "First demonstration of long-haul transmission using silicon microring modulators". Optics Express. 18 (15): 15544–15552. Bibcode:2010OExpr..1815544B. doi:10.1364/OE.18.015544. ISSN 1094-4087. PMID 20720934.