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Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  2017 Vol.18 No.9 P.1288-1294


On-chip optical interconnect using visible light

Author(s):  Wei Cai, Bing-cheng Zhu, Xu-min Gao, Yong-chao Yang, Jia-lei Yuan, Gui-xia Zhu, Yong-jin Wang, Peter GRÜNBERG

Affiliation(s):  Peter Grünberg Research Center, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210003, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   wangyj@njupt.edu.cn

Key Words:  Homogeneous integration, Multiple-quantum-well diode, Visible light interconnection, Coexistence of light emission and photodetection

Wei Cai, Bing-cheng Zhu, Xu-min Gao, Yong-chao Yang, Jia-lei Yuan, Gui-xia Zhu, Yong-jin Wang, Peter GRÜNBERG. On-chip optical interconnect using visible light[J]. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, 2017, 18(9): 1288-1294.

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We propose and fabricate a monolithic optical interconnect on a GaN-on-silicon platform using a wafer-level technique. Because the InGaN/GaN multiple-quantum-well diodes (MQWDs) can achieve light emission and detection simultaneously, the emitter and collector sharing identical MQW structure are produced using the same process. Suspended waveguides interconnect the emitter with the collector to form in-plane light coupling. Monolithic optical interconnect chip integrates the emitter, waveguide, base, and collector into a multi-component system with a common base. Output states superposition and 1×2 in-plane light communication are experimentally demonstrated. The proposed monolithic optical interconnect opens a promising way toward the diverse applications from in-plane visible light communication to light-induced artificial synaptic devices, intelligent display, on-chip imaging, and optical sensing.




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