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A low-cost technique for adding microlasers to a silicon photonic platform
Author(s): Joan Juvert; Iain Eddie; Colin J. Mitchell; Graham T. Reed; James S. Wilkinson; Anthony Kelly; Steven L. Neale
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we report the physical micromanipulation of standard InP telecommunications laser die in a liquid medium by means of optoelectronic tweezers. Optoelectronic tweezers have been shown to use much less optical power than optical tweezers, they do not require a coherent light source to function and the creation of multiple traps is straightforward. These properties make the technique a very good candidate for the massive parallel micromanipulation of optoelectronic components for assembly on a photonic platform. We discuss the positional and orientation accuracy of the optoelectronic tweezers in relation to the alignment requirements for low-loss coupling between the light sources and the other components in a photonic platform. Our experiments indicate that the accuracy is better than 2 μm and 2° for translations and rotations, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9752, Silicon Photonics XI, 97520Y (14 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2209357
Show Author Affiliations
Joan Juvert, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Iain Eddie, Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Colin J. Mitchell, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Graham T. Reed, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
James S. Wilkinson, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Anthony Kelly, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Steven L. Neale, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9752:
Silicon Photonics XI
Graham T. Reed; Andrew P. Knights, Editor(s)

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