Accession Number : AD0434170


Title :   OPTOELECTRONIC FUNCTIONAL ELECTRONIC BLOCKS.


Descriptive Note : Interim engineering rept. no. 2, 1 Nov 6331 Jan 64,


Corporate Author : TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC DALLAS


Personal Author(s) : Biard,J R


Report Date : 27 Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : Investigtions of optoelectronic phenomena are being performed in an effort to extend the appli cability of integrated circuits. The combination of the isolation feature of optical coupling with existing silicon integrated circuit technology has suggested a new series of Optoelectronic Functional Electronic Blocks which provide functions previously impossible or extremely difficult to attain in solid-state form. The program has been divided into two tasks. Task I covers the design and fabrication of an Optoelectronic Pulse Amplifier and an Optoelectronic DC amplifier. Task II is concerned with the semiconductor technology necessary to adequately implement the two Optoelectronic Functional Electronic Blocks selected for study. The technology investigations under Task II include studies of (1) Optical Coupling Structures, (2) GaAs - GaAs(x)P(1-x), (3) Slice Processing, (4) Junction Passivation. (Author)


Descriptors :   INTEGRATED CIRCUITS , SILICON , PULSE AMPLIFIERS , PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS(SEMICONDUCTOR) , DIRECT CURRENT , ELECTROLUMINESCENCE , ARSENIC ALLOYS , GALLIUM ALLOYS , ELECTRON OPTICS , DIFFUSION , COUPLING CIRCUITS , TRANSISTORS , SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES , SELENIUM ALLOYS , GLASS , LUMINESCENCE , PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES , ZINC COMPOUNDS , ARSENIC COMPOUNDS


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