The design IBM envisions for its nanophotonics chips by 2015 (Image: IBM)
The design IBM envisions for its nanophotonics chips by 2020 (Image: IBM)
An IBM 90nm Silicon Integrated Nanophotonics technology is capable of integrating a photodetector and modulator fabricated side-by-side with silicon transistors (Image: IBM)
IBM's silicon nanophotonics technology is capable of integrating optical and electrical circuits side-by-side on the same chip (Image: IBM)
In what is likley a significant development for the future of optical communications, IBM researchers have managed to shrink optical components to fit alongside their electrical counterparts on a single chip. This advance in the realm of “silicon nanophotonics” paves the road to much higher-performance servers, data centers and supercomputers in the years to come.
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