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ASOC silicon integrated optics technology
Author(s): Tim Bestwick
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Paper Abstract

ASOC device technology was developed by Bookham for volume manufacturing of integrated optical components. It is based on single-mode rib waveguides formed on silicon-on-insulator wafers and uses many of the same processing techniques used in the manufacture of conventional silicon chips. ASOC is a hybrid technology, using discrete InP-based lasers and photodiodes mounted on the silicon as sources and detectors. Bookham's products are based on a set of integrated optics elements that can be put together to form a number of practical integrated optics devices. The first products to be produced in volume are optical transceivers and transmitters primarily for telecommunication access networks. A narrow-linewidth laser for WDM network applications is also being produced, and the company is involved in the development of silicon waveguide technology for sensor applications such as environmental monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3631, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits and Packaging III, (30 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348311
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Tim Bestwick, Bookham Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3631:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits and Packaging III
Michael R. Feldman; Michael R. Feldman; James G. Grote; Mary K. Hibbs-Brenner, Editor(s)

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