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Air Force highly integrated photonics (HIP) program
Author(s): Merton A. Horne; Howard J. Schantz; Stephen O. Newcomer; Gregory J. Whaley
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Paper Abstract

This presentation will describe the Air Force Research Laboratory Highly Integrated Photonics Program (AF HIP) and its objective to integrate on a monolithic device, all of the optical components required to serve as a bus coupler in an all optical data communication network. This research and development program utilizes advanced technologies in silicon on insulator (SOI) and silica planar lightwave circuits (PLC) to design, develop, characterize, and demonstrate highly integrated photonic devices that can be transitioned into both current and emerging tactical platforms for the U.S. Air Force. This effort strives to overcome several existing constraints with respect to the integration and packaging aspects of the current generation of COTS optical devices. Monolithic integration (chips fabricated out of a single material system) remains the ultimate vision for integrated optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6243, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II, 624301 (4 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669216
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Merton A. Horne, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)
Howard J. Schantz, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)
Stephen O. Newcomer, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)
Gregory J. Whaley, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6243:
Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II
Michael J. Hayduk; Andrew R. Pirich; Eric J. Donkor; Peter J. Delfyett Jr., Editor(s)

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