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Integration strategies for micro-optical systems
Author(s): Andrew G. Kirk; Michael Menard; Po Dong; Eric Bisaillon
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Paper Abstract

A wide variety of integration strategies for micro-optical systems have been employed. Here we review some of these and comment on their relative strengths and weaknesses. In particular we compare approaches that are based on monolithic fabrication with those that make use of discrete components. As applications we consider free-space optical interconnects, telecommunications optical space switches and radiation mode interconnects for optical waveguides.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5453, Micro-Optics, VCSELs, and Photonic Interconnects, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.554942
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Andrew G. Kirk, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Michael Menard, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Po Dong, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Eric Bisaillon, McGill Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5453:
Micro-Optics, VCSELs, and Photonic Interconnects
Hugo Thienpont; Kent D. Choquette; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Editor(s)

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