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Planar And Channel Optical Waveguides Utilizing Silicon Technology
Author(s): J. T. Boyd; R. W. Wu; D. E. Zelmon; A. Naumaan; H. A. Timlin; H. E. Jackson
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Paper Abstract

Planar and channel optical waveguide structures formed on silicon substrates using the fabrication techniques of sputtering, thermal oxidation, and chemical vapor deposition are discussed. Losses in the various waveguide structures are reported. The use of polycrystalline silicon deposited by chemical vapor deposition onto any waveguide substrate to form integrated photodetector arrays is discussed. Laser recrystallization of the deposited silicon is used to allow fabrication of high quality devices. Measured values of photodiode reverse current of less than 10-12 amp and breakdown voltages of 40 volts are respectable values for small photodiodes incorporated into a dense array.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0517, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering I, (29 January 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945144
Show Author Affiliations
J. T. Boyd, University of Cincinnati (United States)
R. W. Wu, University of Cincinnati (United States)
D. E. Zelmon, University of Cincinnati (United States)
A. Naumaan, University of Cincinnati (United States)
H. A. Timlin, University of Cincinnati (United States)
H. E. Jackson, University of Cincinnati (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0517:
Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering I
Daniel B. Ostrowsky; Sriram Sriram, Editor(s)

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