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Title: Recent advances in optical technologies for data centers: a review

Abstract

Modern data centers increasingly rely on interconnects for delivering critical communications connectivity among numerous servers, memory, and computation resources. Data center interconnects turned to optical communications almost a decade ago, and the recent acceleration in data center requirements is expected to further drive photonic interconnect technologies deeper into the systems architecture. This review paper analyzes optical technologies that will enable next-generation data center optical interconnects. Recent progress addressing the challenges of terabit/s links and networks at the laser, modulator, photodiode, and switch levels is reported and summarized.

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Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
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USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
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1478450
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OSTI ID: 1613735
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Published Article
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Optica
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Journal Name: Optica Journal Volume: 5 Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 2334-2536
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Optical Society of America
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; Optics

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Cheng, Qixiang, Bahadori, Meisam, Glick, Madeleine, Rumley, Sébastien, and Bergman, Keren. Recent advances in optical technologies for data centers: a review. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1364/OPTICA.5.001354.
Cheng, Qixiang, Bahadori, Meisam, Glick, Madeleine, Rumley, Sébastien, & Bergman, Keren. Recent advances in optical technologies for data centers: a review. United States. doi:10.1364/OPTICA.5.001354.
Cheng, Qixiang, Bahadori, Meisam, Glick, Madeleine, Rumley, Sébastien, and Bergman, Keren. Wed . "Recent advances in optical technologies for data centers: a review". United States. doi:10.1364/OPTICA.5.001354.
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title = {Recent advances in optical technologies for data centers: a review},
author = {Cheng, Qixiang and Bahadori, Meisam and Glick, Madeleine and Rumley, Sébastien and Bergman, Keren},
abstractNote = {Modern data centers increasingly rely on interconnects for delivering critical communications connectivity among numerous servers, memory, and computation resources. Data center interconnects turned to optical communications almost a decade ago, and the recent acceleration in data center requirements is expected to further drive photonic interconnect technologies deeper into the systems architecture. This review paper analyzes optical technologies that will enable next-generation data center optical interconnects. Recent progress addressing the challenges of terabit/s links and networks at the laser, modulator, photodiode, and switch levels is reported and summarized.},
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journal = {Optica},
number = 11,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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