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Towards autonomous testing of photonic integrated circuits
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Paper Abstract

A crucial component of any large scale manufacturing line is the development of autonomous testing at the wafer scale. This work offers a solution through the fabrication of grating couplers in the silicon-on-insulator platform via ion implantation. The grating is subsequently erased after testing using laser annealing without affecting the optical performance of the photonic circuit. Experimental results show the possibility for the realisation of low loss, compact solutions which may revolutionise photonic wafer-scale testing. The process is CMOS compatible and can be implemented in other platforms to realise more complex systems such as multilayer photonics or programmable optical circuits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10108, Silicon Photonics XII, 1010817 (20 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2251315
Show Author Affiliations
Milan M. Milosevic, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Xia Chen, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Wei Cao, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Ali Z. Khokhar, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
David J. Thomson, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Graham T. Reed, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10108:
Silicon Photonics XII
Graham T. Reed; Andrew P. Knights, Editor(s)

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