Micrometre-scale silicon electro-optic modulator

@article{Xu2005MicrometrescaleSE,
  title={Micrometre-scale silicon electro-optic modulator},
  author={Qianfan Xu and B S Schmidt and Sameer Pradhan and Michal Lipson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={435},
  pages={325-327}
}
Metal interconnections are expected to become the limiting factor for the performance of electronic systems as transistors continue to shrink in size. Replacing them by optical interconnections, at different levels ranging from rack-to-rack down to chip-to-chip and intra-chip interconnections, could provide the low power dissipation, low latencies and high bandwidths that are needed. The implementation of optical interconnections relies on the development of micro-optical devices that are… 
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