Large-scale photonic circuits become practical reality
04.05.2006 - Photonik international /2006 | [ deutsche Version lesen ]
The practical development of large-scale photonic integrated circuits (PICs) has allowed the consolidation of many devices and functions into a single optical component. Beyond the obvious cost, space and power benefits of their network deployment, large-scale PICs also act as a catalyst for the wide-spread use of feature-rich electronics in optical networks. Together this enables multi-wavelength real-world optical networks to benefit from greater reconfigurability, better reliability, simpler operations and architecture, and increased service flexibility.
Authors: Serge Melle, Jörg Ruhmann, Infinera Corporation, Sunnyvale, California, USA