A Low Cost Technique for Adding Microlasers to a Silicon Photonic Platform

Juvert, J., Eddie, I., Mitchell, C. J., Reed, G. T., Wilkinson, J. S., Kelly, A. and Neale, S. L. (2016) A Low Cost Technique for Adding Microlasers to a Silicon Photonic Platform. In: SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, USA, 13-18 Feb 2016, (doi:0.1117/12.2209357)

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Abstract

In this paper we report the physical micromanipulation of standard InP telecommunications laser die in a liquid medium by means of optoelectronic tweezers. Optoelectronic tweezers have been shown to use much less optical power than optical tweezers, they do not require a coherent light source to function and the creation of multiple traps is straightforward. These properties make the technique a very good candidate for the massive parallel micromanipulation of optoelectronic components for assembly on a photonic platform. We discuss the positional and orientation accuracy of the optoelectronic tweezers in relation to the alignment requirements for low-loss coupling between the light sources and the other components in a photonic platform. Our experiments indicate that the accuracy is better than 2 µm and 2◦ for translations and rotations, respectively.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Neale, Dr Steven and Juvert, Dr Joan and Wilkinson, Prof James and Kelly, Professor Anthony
Authors: Juvert, J., Eddie, I., Mitchell, C. J., Reed, G. T., Wilkinson, J. S., Kelly, A., and Neale, S. L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 SPIE
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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