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Optical Interconnects for Data Centers. Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials

  • ID: 3769793
  • Book
  • November 2016
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
Current data centre networks, based on electronic packet switches, are experiencing an exponential increase in network traffic due to developments such as cloud computing. Optical interconnects have emerged as a promising alternative offering high throughput and reduced power consumption. Optical Interconnects for Data Centers reviews key developments in the use of optical interconnects in data centres and the current state of the art in transforming this technology into a reality. The book discusses developments in optical materials and components (such as single and multi-mode waveguides), circuit boards and ways the technology can be deployed in data centres.

Optical Interconnects for Data Centers is a key reference text for electronics designers, optical engineers, communications engineers and R&D managers working in the communications and electronics industries as well as postgraduate researchers.
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Part I: Introduction

1. Data center architectures

2. Optical interconnects: Fundamentals

3. Key requirements for optical interconnects within data centers

Part II: Materials and Components

4. Indium phosphide (InP) for optical interconnects

5. Photonic crystal cavities for optical interconnects

6. Types and performance of high performing multi-mode polymer waveguides for optical interconnects

7. Design and fabrication of multimode polymer waveguides for optical interconnects

8. Silicon photonics for multi-mode transmission

9. Scalable three-dimensional optical interconnects for data centers

10. Electronic drivers/TIAs for optical interconnects

Part III: Circuit Boards

11. Electrical and photonic off-chip interconnection and system integration

12. Electro-optical circuit boards with single- or multi-mode optical interconnects

13. International and industrial standardization of optical circuit board technologies

14. Requirements for process automation of optical interconnect technologies

Part IV: Using Optical Interconnects to Improve Network Architectures in Data Centers

15. The role of optical interconnects in the design of data center architectures

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Tolga Tekin Photonic & Plasmonic Systems Group Manager, System Integration & Interconnection Technologies Department, Fraunhofer IZM, Germany.

Tolga Tekin received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, in 2004. He was a Research Scientist with the Optical Signal Processing Department, Fraunhofer HHI, where he was engaged in advanced research on optical signal processing, 3R-regeneration, all-optical switching, clock recovery, and integrated optics. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher on components for O-CDMA and terabit routers with the University of California. He worked at Teles AG on phased-array antennas and their components for skyDSL. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) and at Technical University of Berlin, he then led projects on microsystems, 3-D heterogeneous integration, optical interconnects and silicon photonics packaging. He is engaged in photonic integrated system-in-package, millimeter-wave photonics, photonic interconnects and 5G research activities. He is group manager of Photonics and Plasmonics Systems in the System Integration and Interconnection Technologies Department at Fraunhofer IZM. He is coordinator of European flagship project 'PhoxTroT' on optical interconnects for data centers. He is Senior Member of IEEE and co-chair of 'Photonics - Communication, Sensing, Lighting' Technical Committee in the IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society.
Nikos Pleros Lecturer, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Nikos Pleros is a Lecturer at the Department of Informatics (CSD), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece, since September 2007 and a collaborative faculty member at the Information Technologies Institute, Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH).
Richard Pitwon Lead Photonics Engineer, Seagate Technology, UK.

Richard Pitwon is Leader of Photonics Research and Development group at Seagate Systems responsible for design and development of advanced embedded photonic interconnect solutions for future Cloud and Exascale data centre architectures.
Andreas Hakansson Project Manager, Fraunhofer IZM, Germany.

Andreas Hakansson is a Researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM · Department of System Integration and Interconnection Technologies (SIIT) · Photonic & Plasmonic Systems, Germany
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