Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: IDF Spring 2005: Silicon Photonics as true Interconnects

  1. #1
    HEXUS webmaster Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    14,269
    Thanks
    286
    Thanked
    829 times in 469 posts
    • Steve's system
      • CPU:
      • Intel i3-350M 2.27GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GiB Crucial DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 320GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Intel HD3000
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 11.10

    IDF Spring 2005: Silicon Photonics as true Interconnects

    Intels ‘vision’ is to be able to use the same technology which they have used to drive down the cost of silicon production to create a silicon based device. Today Intel showed us the first silicon based laser, however, whilst all this sounds simple, Intel had a number of challenges to overcome in order to get this working properly.
    http://www.hexus.net/content/reviews...lld19JRD0xMDE2
    PHP Code:
    $s = new signature();
    $s->sarcasm()->intellect()->font('Courier New')->display(); 

  2. #2
    Goron goron Kumagoro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    3,012
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    141 times in 114 posts
    Well I dont think its going to work as it is in a chip seeing as it needs to be
    pumped by another laser of different material

  3. #3
    DR
    DR is offline
    on ye old ship HEXUS DR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    HEXUS HQ, Elstree
    Posts
    13,383
    Thanks
    1,035
    Thanked
    789 times in 358 posts
    Er.... the idea is to use it as an interconnect between systems - and since they can take the fibre right up to the silicon it has all the chance to work in the world.

  4. #4
    Goron goron Kumagoro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    3,012
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    141 times in 114 posts
    but it needs to be pumped by a seperate laser which isnt silicon based.
    thereby making the cost savings and implementation more difficult therefore
    its not a complete silicon solution. I would like to know how this will be integrated.

  5. #5
    DR
    DR is offline
    on ye old ship HEXUS DR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    HEXUS HQ, Elstree
    Posts
    13,383
    Thanks
    1,035
    Thanked
    789 times in 358 posts
    Did you not read the story? Intel have developed a Silicon based laser - they issued a press release about it a while back.

    Also this technology is some 10 years off integration

  6. #6
    Goron goron Kumagoro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    3,012
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    141 times in 114 posts
    I havent read that much about it and what I have read is basic. what laser type is the pump, can it be used to create multiple modes in parallel? can they be used to pump other silicon lasers and so on? Without knowing this its hard to know how cheap it could possibly be. Im hoping that they can do the above and produce THz wavelengths as we could start seeing a lot of new cool stuff (cant think of a better term haha)
    Knowing what the pump is,how its connected and how many it can drive is in my opinion important.

  7. #7
    DR
    DR is offline
    on ye old ship HEXUS DR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    HEXUS HQ, Elstree
    Posts
    13,383
    Thanks
    1,035
    Thanked
    789 times in 358 posts
    Intel have the first continuous silicon laser - they have it working, and I have a chip in my bag which has the product on it.


    It can produce different wave lengths

    Imagine a motherboard with one interconnect via chips

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Puzzle - which door?
    By Paul Adams in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 90
    Last Post: 23-11-2008, 06:05 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-03-2005, 04:48 PM
  3. IDF R&D Briefing - Silicon Photonics
    By DR in forum HEXUS Reviews
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16-02-2004, 10:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •