InP-based photonic circuits : comparison of monolithic integration techniques

J.J.G.M. Tol, van der, Y.S. Oei, U. Khalique, R. Nötzel, M.K. Smit

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A review is given of techniques to integrate passive and active, optical and optoelectronic, functions within one photonic circuit. Different platforms have been developed to realize these circuits in a planar geometry on an indium phosphide substrate. The physical background of these techniques will be described and an evaluation will be given regarding their strong and weak points. An in-depth treatment will be given of two of the integration techniques, which have not yet been thoroughly described in literature: a polarization based integration scheme (POLIS) and an active-passive regrowth technique. Finally, an outlook on the future of the different photonic integration techniques is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-172
Number of pages38
JournalProgress in Quantum Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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