Silicon Photonics in Pluggable Optics
This white paper focuses specifically on the trend toward building optical devices in silicon. “Silicon photonics,” as it is called, offers the promise of increased integration of optical components and democratization of highspeed optics through high-volume production. Silicon photonics technology has long been of interest in the optical networking industry and in recent years has gained a major foothold in the data center network. This technology is increasingly used for high-speed networks as larger volumes of optical modules are required by data center operators.