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Optical integrated circuits and networks on microscale/nanoscale
Author(s): El-Hang Lee; S. G. Lee; B. H. O; S. G. Park; K. H. Kim; S. H. Song
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Paper Abstract

We present an overview of our work on the design and fabrication of micro/nano-scale photonic circuits and networks on what we call "optical printed circuit boards" (O-PCBs) and "VLSI photonic integrated circuit chips"(VLSI-PICs) of generic and application-specific nature. The O-PCBs and photonic chips consist of 2-dimensional planar arrays of optical wires, circuits, and networks of micro/nano-scale to perform the functions of sensing, storing, transporting, processing, switching, routing, and distributing optical signals on flat boards or chips. We describe and discuss scientific and technological issues concerning the miniaturization, interconnection and integration of micro/nano-scale photonic devices, circuits, and networks leading to small and very large scale integration in terms of photonic scaling rules and discuss their use for the design and fabrication of the photonic integrated circuits and networks. Design rules for the miniaturization and integration of the micro/nano-photonic systems are discussed in comparison with those of the micro/nano-electronic systems. Materials include polymer/organic materials and silicon materials. Structural bases include photonic crystals, ring resonators, and plasmonic structures. Compatibility issues between diverse materials and devices are discussed especially in regard to applications. Recent progresses and examples are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6476, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits IX, 64760B (9 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.707279
Show Author Affiliations
El-Hang Lee, Inha Univ. (South Korea)
S. G. Lee, Inha Univ. (South Korea)
B. H. O, Inha Univ. (South Korea)
S. G. Park, Inha Univ. (South Korea)
K. H. Kim, Inha Univ. (South Korea)
S. H. Song, Inha Univ. (South Korea)
Hanyang Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6476:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits IX
Louay A. Eldada; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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