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Xiangwei Kong L&S Math & Physical Sciences

Electronic-Photonic Cryogenic Egress Links

My research will focus on Electronic-Photonic Cryogenic Transmission/Egress Links, which enable high-speed, low-power data transmission between a room-temperature computer processor and computing units operating at cryogenic temperatures. Despite significant progress made in recent years on the individual components that make up the Optic link, such as the electro-optic modulator, on-chip laser source, and millivolt amplifier, there has been a lack of focus on evaluating the tradeoffs between them and the overall architecture. Thus, my goal is to propose and evaluate cryogenic egress link architecture that guarantees stability, efficiency, and speed.

Message To Sponsor

I would like to say thank you to the sponsors who funded this project, making this experience possible, and to Prof. Stojanovic, who will be mentoring me this summer. Conducting my own independent research has been a lifelong dream of mine, and I am excited and grateful to have the opportunity to make that dream a reality this summer. Being a part of this fellowship will undoubtedly be a highlight of my undergraduate career at Cal and will provide me with invaluable insight into my future career as a researcher.
Major: Computer Science and Economics
Mentor: Vladimir Stojanovic
Sponsor: Anselm MPS Fund
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