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The proliferation of heterogeneous integration approaches in silicon(nitride) integrated photonics (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Roel G. Baets

Paper Abstract

Silicon photonics is emerging as a generic platform technology for a broad variety of applications, from telecom and datacom to sensing and medical. But in many of those applications there is a need to enrich the basic silicon (or silicon nitride) waveguide platform with functions based on add-on materials, for improved performance or squarely new functionalities. The list of such new materials is long and so is the list of technologies to bring them on top of silicon. This proliferation of heterogeneous integration is somewhat in conflict with the need for standardization as needed to drive maturity up and cost down. Therefore a key question is how to build supply chains that combine the rich functionality of new materials for silicon photonics with manufacturing platforms with critical mass. This presentation will discuss the challenge and propose possible solutions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2020
Proc. SPIE 11284, Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXII, 112840J (9 March 2020);
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Roel G. Baets, Univ. Gent - IMEC (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11284:
Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXII
Sailing He; Laurent Vivien, Editor(s)

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