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Heterogeneous integration of InP/InGaAsP MQW thin film edge emitting lasers and polymer waveguides

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3 Author(s)
Hung-Fei Kuo ; Sch. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA ; Sang-Yeon Cho ; N. M. Jokerst

This paper describes the fabrication and integration of a thin film edge emitting laser (EEL) whose optical output is coupled into a polymer waveguide integrated on the same electrical interconnection substrate. This embedded laser/waveguide structure is a fundamental building block toward the realization of planar lightwave circuits using embedded optical interconnections. The demonstration of a thin film laser embedded with a waveguide eliminates the need for either an external optical source coupled to the waveguide or a bump bonded optical source with a beam turning element to launch an optical wave into the waveguide.

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Electronic Components and Technology Conference, 2004. Proceedings. 54th  (Volume:2 )

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1-4 June 2004