May 14 – 16, 2014
University of Pennsylvania
US/Eastern timezone

Fiber-optic links based on silicon photonics for high-speed readout of trackers

May 15, 2014, 9:30 AM
25' presentation + 5' for discussion

25' presentation + 5' for discussion

Oral presentation


Alexander Paramonov (Argonne National Laboratory (US))


We propose to use silicon photonics technology to build radiation-hard fiber-optic links to readout tracking detectors at 40 MHz. The CMOS integrated silicon photonics was developed by Luxtera and commercialized by Molex. The commercial off-the-shelf fiber-optic links feature moderate radiation tolerance insufficient for trackers. A transceiver contains four RX and four TX channels operating at 10 Gbps each. The next generation will likely operate at 25 Gbps per channel. The approach uses a standard CMOS process and single-mode fibers, providing low power consumption and good scalability and reliability.

Primary authors

Alexander Paramonov (Argonne National Laboratory (US)) Bob Stanek (Argonne National Laboratory (US)) David Underwood (Argonne National Laboratory (US)) Gary Drake (Argonne National Laboratory (US))

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