Accession Number : ADP008607

Title :   3D-Integration of Digital Optical Systems,

Corporate Author : ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG UNIV (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Brenner, K. -H.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The general goal of integration is to provide ease of fabrication, enhanced stability and compactness of complex systems by reducing the number of degrees of freedom in the assembly. Currently the term 'Integrated Optics' represents two-dimensional planar integration. With a variety of techniques passive optical components have been integrated on a single substrate, guiding the light along predetermined paths. By including electro-optic switching mechanisms and also, more recently, by integrating semiconductors planar integration of monolithic integrated optical circuits has become possible. Planar integration permits only a propagation of zero-dimensional optical signals. Furthermore the need of coupling into and out of wave guides generates interface problems lessening the advantages provided by integration.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, *OPTICAL IMAGES, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, FOURIER TRANSFORMATION, DEGREES OF FREEDOM, REPRINTS, SYMPOSIA, SUBSTRATES, IMAGE PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE