Micromanipulation of InP lasers with optoelectronic tweezers for integration on a photonic platform

Juvert, J., Zhang, S., Eddie, I., Mitchell, C. J., Reed, G. T., Wilkinson, J. S., Kelly, A. and Neale, S. L. (2016) Micromanipulation of InP lasers with optoelectronic tweezers for integration on a photonic platform. Optics Express, 24(16), pp. 18163-18175. (doi:10.1364/OE.24.018163)

Juvert, J., Zhang, S., Eddie, I., Mitchell, C. J., Reed, G. T., Wilkinson, J. S., Kelly, A. and Neale, S. L. (2016) Micromanipulation of InP lasers with optoelectronic tweezers for integration on a photonic platform. Optics Express, 24(16), pp. 18163-18175. (doi:10.1364/OE.24.018163)

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Abstract

The integration of light sources on a photonic platform is a key aspect of the fabrication of self-contained photonic circuits with a small footprint that does not have a definitive solution yet. Several approaches are being actively researched for this purpose. In this work we propose optoelectronic tweezers for the manipulation and integration of light sources on a photonic platform and report the positional and angular accuracy of the micromanipulation of standard Fabry-Pérot InP semiconductor laser die. These lasers are over three orders of magnitude bigger in volume than any previously assembled with optofluidic techniques and the fact that they are industry standard lasers makes them significantly more useful than previously assembled microdisk lasers. We measure the accuracy to be 2.5 ± 1.4 µm and 1.4 ± 0.4° and conclude that optoelectronic tweezers are a promising technique for the micromanipulation and integration of optoelectronic components in general and semiconductor lasers in particular.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Neale, Dr Steven and Kelly, Professor Anthony and Juvert, Dr Joan and Zhang, Dr Shuailong
Authors: Juvert, J., Zhang, S., 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
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Optics Express
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:1094-4087
ISSN (Online):1094-4087
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Optical Society of America
First Published:First published in Optics Express 24(16):18163-18175
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
652331Assembly of electronic components with Optoelectronic TweezersSteven NealeEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/L022257/1ENG - BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING