ABSTRACT

Silicon photonics is beginning to play an important role in driving innovations in communication and computation for an increasing number of applications, from health care and biomedical sensors to autonomous driving, datacenter networking, and security. In recent years, there has been a significant amount of effort in industry and academia to innovate, design, develop, analyze, optimize, and fabricate systems employing silicon photonics, shaping the future of not only Datacom and telecom technology but also high-performance computing and emerging computing paradigms, such as optical computing and artificial intelligence. Different from existing books in this area, Silicon Photonics for High-Performance Computing and Beyond presents a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art technology and research achievements in applying silicon photonics for communication and computation. It focuses on various design, development, and integration challenges, reviews the latest advances spanning materials, devices, circuits, systems, and applications.
Technical topics discussed in the book include:

• Requirements and the latest advances in high-performance computing systems
• Device- and system-level challenges and latest improvements to deploy silicon photonics in computing systems
• Novel design solutions and design automation techniques for silicon photonic integrated circuits
• Novel materials, devices, and  photonic integrated circuits on silicon
• Emerging computing technologies and applications based on silicon photonics

Silicon Photonics for High-Performance Computing and Beyond presents a compilation of 19 outstanding contributions from academic and industry pioneers in the field. The selected contributions present insightful discussions and innovative approaches to understand current and future bottlenecks in high-performance computing systems and traditional computing platforms, and the promise of silicon photonics to address those challenges. It is ideal for researchers and engineers working in the photonics, electrical, and computer engineering industries as well as academic researchers and graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) in computer science and engineering, electronic and electrical engineering, applied physics, photonics, and optics. 

part Section 1|68 pages

High-Performance Computing Interconnect Requirements and Advances

chapter 1|19 pages

Silicon Photonic Modulation for High-Performance Computing

ByMaithem Salih, Alan Mickelson

chapter 2|17 pages

Laser Modulation Schemes for Minimizing Static Power Dissipation

BySmruti Ranjan Sarangi

chapter 3|15 pages

Scalable Low-Power High-Performance Optical Network for Rack-Scale Computers

ByJun Feng, Jiaxu Zhang, Shixi Chen, Jiang Xu

chapter 4|12 pages

Network-in-Package for Low-Power and High-Performance Computing

ByArmin Tajalli

part Section II|72 pages

Device- and System-Level Challenges and Improvements

chapter 5|18 pages

System-Level Management of Silicon-Photonic Networks in 2.5D Systems

ByAditya Narayan, Ajay Joshi, Ayse K. Coskun

chapter 7|14 pages

Exploring Aging Effects in Photonic Interconnects for High-Performance Manycore Architectures

ByIshan G. Thakkar, Sudeep Pasricha, Venkata Sai Praneeth Karempudi, Sai Vineel Reddy Chittamuru

chapter 8|14 pages

Improving Energy Efficiency in Silicon Photonic Networks-on-Chip with Approximation Techniques

ByFebin P. Sunny, Asif Mirza, Ishan Thakkar, Sudeep Pasricha, Mahdi Nikdast

part Section III|47 pages

Novel Design Solutions and Automation

chapter 9|15 pages

Automated, Scalable Silicon Photonics Design and Verification

ByJohn Ferguson, Tom Daspit, Omar El-Sewefy, Mohamed Youssef

chapter 10|18 pages

Inverse-Design for High-Performance Computing Photonics

ByJinhie Skarda, Geun Ho Ahn, Rahul Trivedi, Tony Wu, Subhasish Mitra, Jelena Vučković

chapter 11|11 pages

Efficiency-Oriented Design Automation Methods for Wavelength-Routed Optical Network-on-Chip

ByTsun-Ming Tseng, Mengchu Li, Zhidan Zheng, Alexandre Truppel, Ulf Schlichtmann

part Section IV|116 pages

Novel Materials, Devices, and Photonic Integrated Circuits

chapter 12|31 pages

Innovative DWDM Silicon Photonics for High- Performance Computing

ByG. Kurczveil, Y. Yuan, J. Youn, B. Tossoun, Y. Hu, S. Mathai, P. Sun, J. Hulme, D. Liang

chapter 13|25 pages

Silicon Photonic Bragg Grating Devices

ByMustafa Hammood, Lukas Chrostowski, Nicolas A. F. Jaeger

chapter 14|15 pages

Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits for OAM Generation and Multiplexing

ByYuxuan Chen, Leslie A. Rusch, Wei Shi

chapter 15|40 pages

Novel Materials for Active Silicon Photonics

ByChi Xiong

part Section V|78 pages

Emerging Computing Technologies and Applications

chapter 16|11 pages

Neuromorphic Silicon Photonics

ByS. Bilodeau, T. Ferreira de Lima, C. Huang, B. J. Shastri, P. R. Prucnal

chapter 17|15 pages

Logic Computing and Neural Network on Photonic Integrated Circuit

ByZheng Zhao, Zhoufeng Ying, Chenghao Feng, Ray T. Chen, David Z. Pan

chapter 18|31 pages

High-Performance Programmable MZI-Based Optical Processors

ByFarhad Shokraneh, Simon Geoffroy-Gagnon, Odile Liboiron-Laouceur

chapter 19|16 pages

High-Performance Deep Learning Acceleration with Silicon Photonics

ByFebin P. Sunny, Asif Mirza, Mahdi Nikdast, Sudeep Pasricha