MO detector (MOD): a dual-function optical modulator-detector for on-chip communication.

  title={MO detector (MOD): a dual-function optical modulator-detector for on-chip communication.},
  author={Shuai Sun and Ruoyu Zhang and Jiaxin Peng and Vikram K. Narayana and Hamed Dalir and Tarek A. El-Ghazawi and Volker J. Sorger},
  journal={Optics express},
  volume={26 7},
While augmenting network on chips (NoC) with photonic links enables high-bandwidth communication, the overhead for photonics is rather large, mainly driven by bulky footprints and the multi-functionality of transceivers. The latter requires, in addition to a photon source, signal modulation and detection. If the NoC were photonically augmented at every network point to enable all-to-all connectivity, the resulting photonic overhead would be excessive. Besides, the high bandwidth of a single… 

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