Active and passive silica waveguide integration

Jörg Hübner, Søren Andreas Guldberg-Kjær

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Abstract

Integrated optical amplifiers are currently regaining interest. Stand-alone single integrated amplifiers offer only limited advantage over current erbium doped fiber amplifiers, whereas arrays of integrated amplifiers are very attractive due to miniaturization and the possibility of mass production. The increasing complexity and functionality of optical networks prompts a demand for highly integrated optical circuits. On-board optical amplifiers, monolithically integrated with functionalities like switching or multiplexing/demultiplexing will allow flexible incorporation of optical integrated circuits in existing and future networks without affecting the power budget of the system. Silica on silicon technology offers a unique possibility to selectively dope sections of the integrated circuit with erbium where amplification is desired. Some techniques for active/passive integration are reviewed and a silica on silicon based approach is discussed in more detail.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings on 27th European Conference on Optical Communication
Volume4
Publication date2001
Pages630-631
ISBN (Print)0-7803-6705-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event27th European Conference on Optical Communication - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 30 Sep 20014 Oct 2001
Conference number: 27
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Conference

Conference27th European Conference on Optical Communication
Number27
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period30/09/200104/10/2001
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