Semiconductor Photonic Integrated Circuits

Thomas L. Koch, Uziel Koren

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Semiconductor photonic integrated circuits (PIC’s) refer to that subset of optoelectronic integrated circuits (OEIC’s) which focus primarily on the monolithic integration of optically interconnected guided-wave optoelectronic devices. The principal motivation for PIC research is the expected cost reduction and packaging robustness associated with replacing individually aligned, single-mode optical connections between discrete optoelectronic devices with lithographically produced integrated waveguides. This field has recently seen significant advances resulting from improved III-V epitaxial crystal growth and related processing techniques. This paper will discuss design and fabrication issues, illustrated by a number of recently demonstrated InP-based PIC’s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-653
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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