Accession Number : ADP008206

Title :   Ultra-Compact Photonic Integration of Guided-Wave Devices on InP,

Corporate Author : BELL COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INC RED BANK NJ

Personal Author(s) : Deri, R. J. ; Pennings, E. C. ; Hawkins, R. J.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : Monolithic, waveguide-based photonic integration offers the potential for enhancing functionality with on-chip optical signal processing and eliminating package complexity by reducing part count. A major drawback to integrated optics has been large device size, typically millimeters or more for directional couplers with their input/output branching guides, which is incompatible with the high cost of III-V materials. This paper describes ultra-compact (<1mm) directional couplers and their integration with photodetectors, for application to balanced, polarization-diversity coherent reception at wavelength of lambda = 1.5 micrometers.

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATION, *PHOTODETECTORS, *PHOTONICS, *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, COSTS, COUPLERS, DIRECTIONAL, HIGH COSTS, MATERIALS, MICROMETERS, OPTICS, PAPER, POLARIZATION, PROCESSING, RECEPTION, SIGNAL PROCESSING, SIGNALS, OPTICAL PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Optics
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE