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Optical Detectors For GaAs Mmic Integration: Technology Assessment
Author(s): P. C. Claspy; K. B. Bhasin
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic links are being considered to transmit digital and analog signals in phased array antenna feed networks in space communications systems. The radiating elements in these arrays will be GaAs monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC's) in numbers ranging from a few hundred to several thousand. If such optical interconnects are to be practical it appears essential that the associated components, including detectors, be monolithically integrated on the same chip as the microwave circuitry. In this paper the general issue of monolithic integration of microwave and optoelectronic components is addressed from the point of view of fabrication technology and compatibility. Particular attention is given to the fabrication technology of various types of GaAs optical detectors that are designed to operate at a wavelength of 830 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1102, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications IV, (14 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960538
Show Author Affiliations
P. C. Claspy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center (United States)
K. B. Bhasin, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1102:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications IV
Shi-Kay Yao, Editor(s)

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