Our objective is the development of versatile integrated system technologies for micro-integration of digital optical functions in a three-dimensional arrangement, using optical thyristors as active devices.
Four tasks have been defined that encompass this work: the proper optical thyristor (pnpn device), refractive micro-optical components, diffractive micro-optical components, and the realization of modules that contain all these.
Versatile integrated system technologies for microintegration of digital optical functions in a 3-dimensional arrangement have been developed, using optical thyristors as active devices. Four tasks have been defined that encompass this work: the proper optical thyristor (pnpn device), refractive microoptical components, diffractive microoptical components, and the realization of modules that contain all these. Subpicojoule digital optical inputs were detected with differential pairs of optical thyristors. Field assisted ion exchange planar refractive microlenses have been fabricated and characterized. Fractional Fourier transforms are used as a design tool for optical systems that include diffractive optical elements. An optomechanical platform has been assembled which allows optical communication between 2 optical logic planes; it consists of aligned self focusing cylindrical graded refractive index (GRIN) lenses and cube beam splitters.
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Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts