Seminar | November 3 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)
Vladimir Stojanovic, UC Berkeley
In this talk we'll present the latest results on the integration of silicon-photonic interconnects into a monolithic platform (45nm SOI logic process and bulk CMOS memory periphery process). These include world's first microprocessor communicating to the outside world with monolithically integrated Si-Photonic devices, as well as first demonstrations of photonics in bulk CMOS processes. Well also illustrate some critical aspects of this technology that need to be addressed from integration, circuits and systems side, in order to realize the full energy-efficiency and bandwidth-density potential of this technology.
Moreover, just like integrating the inductor into CMOS in 1990s revolutionized the RF design and enabled mobile revolution, integration of silicon-photonic active and passive devices with CMOS is greatly positioned to revolutionize a number of analog and mixed-signal applications low-phase noise signal sources, large bandwidth, high-resolution ADCs, and photonic phase arrays, to name a few.