Terabit silicon photonic on chip

Terabit silicon photonic on chip

Weak Signal's progress: basic

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 3 - ICT - Information & communication technologies

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Components, systems, engineering

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
BOOM is an integration project that aims to pursue the systematic advancement of Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) integration technology to develop compact, cost-effective and power efficient silicon photonic components that enable photonic Tb/s capacity systems for current and new generation high speed broadband core networks. BOOM will perform system level integration of all these components to assemble the first prototype rack-mount, ultra-high capacity routing platform based on silicon photonics that will require minimum board space and power consumption and achieve a total throughput of 640Gb/s. The platform will be evaluated in a network operator test bed employing GbE optical signals.