VCSEL/Waveguide Structures for RF Photonics Applications

Period of Performance: 04/14/1999 - 12/15/1999

$98.9K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Opticomp Corp.
PO Box 10779
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The primary goal of this Phase I program is to develop a VCSEL/wave guide integration technology for enhancement of radio frequency (RF) photonic links. The proposed technology for enhancement of radio frequency (RF) photonic links. The proposed development effort emphasizes two packaging methodologies for VCSEL/wave guide integration. Although many applications exist for this technology, this program will focus on low cost RF photonic links. The technology has the potential to increase RF modulation response. Specifically, source modules for direct modulation will be designed to decrease relative intensity noise (RIN). The VCSEL/wave guide will also be evaluated for use in external modulation. Several objective will be accomplished in the Phase I program: develop an RF photonics design using a VCSEL/wave guide structure; design and fabricate a hybrid VCSEL/wave guide; and demonstrate a simple hybrid VCSEL/wave guide structure.