Light source integration for an Si photonic-electronic convergence circuit
With the demand for faster data processing speeds, expectations for optoelectronic integrated circuits (OEIC) or phonics-electronics convergence circuits are increasing. For that purpose, photonics integrated circuits based on a silicon platform are suitable due to their high compatibility with electronic circuits. In this paper, light sources, especially semiconductor lasers and their integration technologies on a Si platform will be reviewed. First, several kinds of light source integration technologies and their status are explained. Then, heterogeneous integration technologies, which the author is mainly working on, are reviewed. Finally, laser characteristics using the heterogeneous integration technology and future prospects will be described.
- 1 Tokyo Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering