Hao Hu, Researcher, has been granted 2,2 mill. DKK from The Danish Council for Independent Research / Technology and Production Sciences for a 2 year project, including a 6 month external stay at Bell labs, Alcatel-Lucent, New Jersey, USA. Project title: Terabit Ethernet on Silicon Photonic Chips.
This project is going to explore the feasibility of ‘terabit-per-second on-chip’ silicon optical processors in order to achieve 1 Terabit/s Ethernet (TbE) with small footprint, low energy consumption and low cost.
The aim of this project is to break the on-chip Terabit/s barrier and realize functionalities for 1 TbE using silicon optical chips. Silicon is not only the second most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, but the extensive use in electronics promises cheap mass production based on the huge amount of existing processing infrastructure. 1 Tb/s serial or parallel signal will be generated, transmitted, routed and detected on the silicon chip. Equipped with the silicon photonic chip, the Terabit Ethernet technique will break through the current limitations of Internet with regard to capacity and energy consumption.
This technique will offer people an Internet experience they have never had, such as on-line 3D video, instant download and cloud computing.
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