Monolithic Integration in Photonics - Where is the Commercial Imperative?

Marsh, J. (2009) Monolithic Integration in Photonics - Where is the Commercial Imperative? In: 4th International Conference on Computers and Devices for Communication, CODEC 2009, Kolkata, India, 14-16 Dec. 2009, pp. 1-6.

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Photonic integration is required before mass deployment of advanced optoelectronic systems is possible. Several viable technologies for fabrication of monolithic photonic integrated circuits (PICs) have been developed. InP-based PICs have been deployed in telecommunication systems, but the main focus here is GaAs-based PICs capable of delivering energy under precision control to precise locations. Integration technology based on quantum well intermixing is described in the context of device performance and yield. Individually addressable arrays of lasers are described operating in the wavelength range 800 to 980 nm, delivering up to 500 mW per element, and with up to 100 monolithic elements. By placing monolithic arrays side by side powers can be scaled further, with current modules delivering 150 W in continuous wave operation.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:isbn: 9781424450732
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Marsh, Professor John
Authors: Marsh, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering

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