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The Key to Practical Optical Interconnects

Posted February 24, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

As metal conductors increasingly become the limiting factor in computer speed, silicon photonics technology generates ever more interest. Optical interconnects deliver dramatically faster chip-level communications. The approach presents challenges, though. One problem is that conventional waveguides are just too big. Metallic meta-materials solve the size problem but introduce unacceptable losses. Nanostructured dielectric meta-materials offer a promising solution.


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