Optical information capacity of silicon

@article{Dimitropoulos2015OpticalIC,
  title={Optical information capacity of silicon},
  author={Dimitri Dimitropoulos and Bahram Jalali},
  journal={2015 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC)},
  year={2015},
  pages={1-3}
}
We have established bounds on information capacity of silicon and have identified new types of noise from which the bounds originate. Our results suggest solutions to extending the limit via coding and coherent signaling. 

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