Optical transceiver
A module that converts an electrical signal to an optical signal, which it then transmits, and that also receives an optical signal and converts to an electrical signal.
 Silicon photonics
Technology in which a photonic device is configured on a silicon substrate. By using silicon, the optical circuits can be made smaller, enabling dense integration. It also has other merits, such as the ability to configure optical circuits and electrical circuits in one unit, and lower manufacturing costs.
 Ring resonator
A resonator made of a ring-type optical waveguide. When used in silicon photonics, this can be made extremely small, with a radius on the order of microns. The ring's resonance effect makes it possible to create a highly efficient optical modulator.
 Exaflops-class supercomputer
A supercomputer that can process 10 to the18th "FLoating-point number Operations Per Second."
 DBR mirror
A "distributed Bragg reflector." A periodic structure formed on an optical waveguide that reflects only the wavelengths of light corresponding to that period, transmitting all others. It can be used to create a reflector that selects specific wavelengths.
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