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Radiation-induced effects research in emerging photonic technologies: vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, GaN light-emitting diodes, and microelectromechanical devices
Author(s): Edward W. Taylor; Alan H. Paxton; Harald Schone; John H. Comtois; Anthony D. Sanchez; M. Adrian Michalicek; James E. Winter; Stanley J. McKinney; Marek Osinski; Piotr Perlin; Richard Franklin Carson; Julian P. G. Bristow; John A. Lehman; Mary K. Hibbs-Brenner
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Paper Abstract

High quality optical fiber to OEIC pigtailing, using non-conventional technology, is required to create a real integrated optical system for optical communications, computing, signal processing, control, and sensing. In this paper, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) presents a novel singlemode fiber to singlemode GaAs channel waveguide pigtailing approach. This pigtailing approach involves two key technologies. First, a fiber end-face lensing technology was used to improve modeprofile matching between singlemode fiber and singlemode channel waveguide, so fiber to waveguide coupling efficiency could be improved. Second, resistance layer assisted dual-carrier-soldering (RLADCS) technology was introduced to facilitate fiber and waveguide chip alignment and fixing, so accurate, convenient, and reliable fiber to optoelectronic integrated cicuit (OEIC) pigtailing could be achieved. By using radiation hardened fiber and special OEIC, this pigtailing and packaging technology has potential applications in a space environment. This publication addresses all aspects of this pigtailing approach, including theoretical analysis, design, fabrication, testing, and measurement results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 1997
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3124, Photonics for Space Environments V, (17 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283879
Show Author Affiliations
Edward W. Taylor, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Alan H. Paxton, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Harald Schone, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John H. Comtois, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Anthony D. Sanchez, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
M. Adrian Michalicek, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James E. Winter, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Stanley J. McKinney, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Marek Osinski, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Piotr Perlin, Univ. of New Mexico (Poland)
Richard Franklin Carson, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Julian P. G. Bristow, Honeywell Technology Ctr. (United States)
John A. Lehman, Honeywell Technology Ctr. (United States)
Mary K. Hibbs-Brenner, Honeywell Technology Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3124:
Photonics for Space Environments V
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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