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Passive/active resonant coupler (PARC) platform with tapered passive waveguide
Author(s): Simarjeet S. Saini; Z. Dilli; Mario Dagenais; F. G. Johnson; Dennis Stone; Hongen Shen; Jagadeesh Pamulapati
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Paper Abstract

There is a need for integrating various active and passive devices on a single substrate to increase the functionality of optical modules [1-4]. One of the methods is to use regrowth for creating a low-loss passive waveguide butt-coupled to the active waveguide [1]. Besides being a complex technology, issues like low-loss coupling over multiple runs is still a challenge. A second technique used for integration is selective area growth [2]. In general, this technology does not allow for freedom in the design of the various layer thickness and bandgaps of the integrated waveguides. Quantum well interdiffusion [3] has also been used for integration by altering the bandgaps of the waveguides but also suffers from a lack of freedom in waveguide design and in the selection of the proper bandgaps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406406
Show Author Affiliations
Simarjeet S. Saini, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Z. Dilli, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Mario Dagenais, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
F. G. Johnson, Lab. of Physical Sciences (United States)
Dennis Stone, Lab. of Physical Sciences (United States)
Hongen Shen, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Jagadeesh Pamulapati, Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4087:
Applications of Photonic Technology 4
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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