Accession Number : ADA299152

Title :   Si/Ge Optical Bus Array and Binary Fan-out Hologram for Si-based Wafer-Scale Optoelectronic Interconnects.

Corporate Author : RADIANT RESEARCH LAB AUSTIN TX

Personal Author(s) : Tang, Suning ; Graham, Luck

PDF Url : ADA299152

Report Date : 15 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Through wedding silicon and germanium, a high speed silicon superchip could be realized. This superchip utilize a intricate network of microscopic circuits that handles electrons and photons with equal ease. Its optical components amplify light, detect and channel microwave signals or laser radiation, and convert light to electricity or electricity to light. Its electronic transistors switch on and off rapidly enough for high-speed computation. This superchip does not exist yet Still, much work remains. The fulfillment of the vision of superchip on silicon requires passive waveguides with low propagation losses as active components such as phase modulators, amplitude modulators, mode converters, electrooptical switches, light-emitting diodes and photodetectors. All these need to be developed. Our Phase I research presents the effort to build a few of the pieces necessary for the superchip. jg p.4

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, *SILICON, *GERMANIUM, PROPAGATION, DENSITY, COMPUTATIONS, ELECTROOPTICS, NETWORKS, ARRAYS, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION, CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), WAVEGUIDES, EPITAXIAL GROWTH, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, MICROWAVES, LASER BEAMS, MICROSCOPY, LOW LOSS, SIGNALS, ELECTRICITY, PACKAGING, PHOTONS, LOGIC DEVICES, CIRCUITS, WAFERS, PHOTODETECTORS, CHANNELS, TRANSISTORS, PHASE MODULATION, SWITCHES, LIGHT EMITTING DIODES, CONVERTERS, AMPLITUDE MODULATION, ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, HOLOGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE