Integration with silicon

Integration of optoelectronics with silicon is important for many reasons. Silicon electronics dominates today in logic and storage in information processing and is likely to continue to do so. Integrating optoelectronics with it will enable the communications advantages of optics to be exploited. Close integration will also allow high densities of optical connections at low energy and high overall system performance.

David Miller’s work with his colleagues has investigated both the integration of devices with silicon and silicon circuits as well as the technologies that will enable such integration.