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Thermal shift in the exciton absorption maxima as a function of the chip package design
Author(s): D. Bruce Buchholz; Anthony L. Lentine; Robert A. Novotny
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Paper Abstract

Multiple quantum well reflection modulators are used in photonic switching systems. A change in device temperature will vary the band gap of the modulator material and therefore the location of the exciton absorption maxima. At some change in temperature the shift in maxima location will be too great and the device will become inoperative. External temperature controls can hold a specific point on the chip to a fraction of a degree, however, spacial non-uniformities in heat transfer from the chip to the environment can result in a temperature variation across the chip. The design of the chip, the materials and methods used to attach the chip to a mount, and the design of the mount can all affect the spacial temperature variation. We have used finite element analysis (FEA) to analyze the affects many of these design factors have on the temperature variation across the chip. By careful package design, the calculated temperature spread across a chip can be significantly reduced. We have also used the temperature dependence of the exciton absorption maxima to map the temperature of an existing chip. The chip and mount were then modeled by FEA. The experimentally measured temperatures and those calculated by FEA were found to be in good agreement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2691, Optoelectronic Packaging, (29 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.236918
Show Author Affiliations
D. Bruce Buchholz, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Anthony L. Lentine, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Robert A. Novotny, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2691:
Optoelectronic Packaging
Michael R. Feldman; Yung-Cheng Lee, Editor(s)

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