Integration of a waveguide self-electrooptic effect device and a vertically coupled interconnect waveguide

Patent Number: 7,336,855
Issued: 2/26/2008
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Abstract: A self-electrooptic effect device ("SEED") is integrated with waveguide interconnects through the use of vertical directional couplers. Light initially propagating in the interconnect waveguide is vertically coupled to the active waveguide layer of the SEED and, if the SEED is in the transparent state, the light is coupled back to the interconnect waveguide.
Filed: 12/13/2005
Application Number: 11/300,557
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.