A 2-Layer Laser Multiplexed Photonic Network-on-Chip
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© 2015 IEEE. In Recent times many two-dimensional photonic NoC architectures have been proposed with laser sources. Such Photonic NoCs meet high-bandwidth requirements but at the cost of significant power consumptions. In this paper, we propose a low-power and low cost solution to photonic NoC. A 2-layer photonic NoC architecture with laser multiplexing has been designed using a separate ring waveguide layer towards realizing a 3D photonic NoC. This approach is first of its kind in designing high-performance and low-power Photonic NoC architecture. The design approach is scalable. The proposed design results in 75% reduction in the number of on-chip lasers and 50% reduction in power dissipation compared to recently reported results.
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Dang, D., Patra, B., & Mahapatra, R.