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Integration technology for light-source arrays with polymeric optical waveguide arrays
Author(s): Peter M. De Dobbelaere; Frank Vermaerke; Gerrit Vermeire; Piet M. A. Demeester; Peter Van Daele; Gustaaf R. Moehlmann; Jean-Luc P. Heideman; Winfried H. G. Horsthuis
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Paper Abstract

The integration of efficient semiconductor lightsources with low-loss functional optical waveguide devices is one of the major problems in integrated optics. In this paper we present a novel integration scheme based on the epitaxial lift-off technique for the integration of a laser diode array with an array of polymeric waveguides. This method shows a number of advantages with respect to previously reported solutions. The presented quasi-monolithic integration of laser diodes with polymeric waveguides might lead to important applications in areas such as optical interconnections and optical communications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2285, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VII, (23 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187531
Show Author Affiliations
Peter M. De Dobbelaere, Univ. of Ghent (United States)
Frank Vermaerke, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
Gerrit Vermeire, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
Piet M. A. Demeester, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
Peter Van Daele, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
Gustaaf R. Moehlmann, Akzo Electronic Products (Netherlands)
Jean-Luc P. Heideman, Akzo Electronic Products (Netherlands)
Winfried H. G. Horsthuis, Akzo Electronic Products (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2285:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VII
Gustaaf R. Moehlmann, Editor(s)

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