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Design and testing of a kinematic package supporting a 32×32 array of GaAs MQW modulators flip-chip bonded to a CMOS chip

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Ayliffe, M.H. ; Picolight Inc., Boulder, CO, USA ; Rolston, D.R. ; Chuah, A.E.L. ; Bernier, E.
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Innovative approaches to the design and packaging of a high-performance module supporting a 32×32 array of GaAs multiple quantum-well (MQW) modulators flip-chip bonded to a 9×9 mm2 complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) chip are described. The module integrates a minilens array, a copper heat spreader, a thermoelectric cooler (TEC) and an aluminum heatsink. The minilens array is aligned and packaged with the chip using a novel six degrees of freedom (DOFs) alignment technique. The kinematic design allows for the manual insertion of the module into a free-space optical system with no need for further adjustments. The chip is mounted directly on a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) using a chip-on-board approach, providing over 200 bond pad connections to the chip. Impedance-controlled lines were operated at 1.0 Gb/s with a crosstalk of 4.0% between nearest neighbor lines. The junction-to-TEC thermal resistance is 0.4°C/W, allowing for the use of a single-stage TEC to regulate the chip at an operating temperature of 40°C under a maximum thermal load of 13.1 W

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Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 10 )