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Hybrid and monolithic integration of planar lightwave circuits (PLCs)
Author(s): Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we review the status of monolithic and hybrid integration of planar lightwave circuits (PLCs). Building blocks needed for system integration based on polymeric materials, III-V semiconductor materials, LiNbO3 and SOI on Silicon are summarized with pros and cons. Due to the maturity of silicon CMOS technology, silicon becomes the platform of choice for optical application specific integrated circuits (OASICs). However, the indirect bandgap of silicon makes the formation of electrically pumped silicon laser a remote plausibility which requires hybrid integration of laser sources made out of III-V compound semicouductor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6896, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XII, 689611 (12 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.773813
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Ray T. Chen, The Univ. of Texas, Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6896:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XII
Christoph M. Greiner; Christoph A. Waechter, Editor(s)

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