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Optoelectronic integration of optical switching devices for telecommunications
Author(s): Nicola Shaw; Michael J. Wale; Ian Bennion; P. J. Topham; Andrew J. Moseley
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Paper Abstract

The effective exploitation of fibre optics throughout the telecommunications network will demand components which can perform signal routing and control functions in the optical domain under electronic control. In many applications the optical switching elements themselves must be accompanied by high speed electronics and by monitoring photoreceivers to provide for feedback control and self-routing of signals. Cost and reliability considerations point strongly towards the monolithic integration of these functions in an appropriate optoelectronic integrated circuit technology. In this paper we discuss recent progress in our laboratory towards the integration of the three functions discussed above. Experimental data are presented on the performance of optical switching devices, detectors and heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBT's) designed specifically for monolithic integration in the InP/InGaAsP material system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1314, Fibre Optics '90, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21967
Show Author Affiliations
Nicola Shaw, Plessey Research Caswell Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Michael J. Wale, Plessey Research Caswell Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Ian Bennion, Plessey Research Caswell Ltd. (United Kingdom)
P. J. Topham, Plessey Research Caswell Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Andrew J. Moseley, Plessey Research Caswell Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1314:
Fibre Optics '90
P. McGeehin, Editor(s)

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