An optical interconnect layer on silicon

P.R.A. Binetti, J. Van Campenhout, X.J.M. Leijtens, M. Nikoufard, T. Vries, de, Y.S. Oei, L. Di Cioccio, J.-M. Fédéli, C. Lagahe, R. Orobtchouk, X. Letartre, P. Regreny, P. Rojo-Romeo, C. Seassal, P.J. Veldhoven, van, R. Nötzel, D. Thourhout, Van, R.G.F. Baets, M.K. Smit

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We demonstrate an optical interconnection link on silicon. Compact InP-based micro-disk lasers and photodetectors (PDs) are connected via Si photonic waveguides on top of a Si wafer. The photonic devices are fabricated in a way compatible with wafer scale processing steps, guaranteeing compatibility towards future generation electronic IC processing. Device design, fabrication, integration scheme and preliminary measurements of the full optical link are described in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO 2007) 25-27 April 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event13th European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO 2007) - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 25 Apr 200727 Apr 2007
Conference number: 13


Conference13th European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO 2007)
Abbreviated titleECIO 2007


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