IEICE Electronics Express
Online ISSN : 1349-2543
ISSN-L : 1349-2543
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Silicon photonics platforms for optical communication systems, outlook on future developments
Hiroyuki Tsuda
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2020 Volume 17 Issue 22 Pages 20202002

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This paper reviews recent progress in silicon photonics and compares it with other optical device platforms. The key components for optical communication systems, including arrayed waveguide gratings, optical switches, modulators and optical functional devices fabricated on silicon photonics platforms are explained. The integration of III-V compounds, lithium niobate, polymers, phase change and other functional materials are necessary to strengthen silicon photonics platforms. These are also reviewed, and the feasibilities are discussed. Finally, I express my personal view as to the best research direction for silicon photonics.

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