Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

III-V/Silicon-on-lnsulator nanophotonic cavities for optical network-on-chip

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We review some opto-electronic devices based on the III-V/SOI heterogeneous integration platform, including lasers, modulators, wavelength converters, and photo-detectors. All of them are critical components for future on-chip interconnect and optical network-on-chip. The footprints of such devices are kept small by employing micro-cavity based structures. We give an overview of the device performances. The advantages over the all-silicon based devices are also discussed. Copyright © 2010 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.