Integrated Transceiver Chip Application in Free Space Optical Communication
Final technical rept.
APIC CORP CULVER CITY CA
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The final report describes the design, fabrication, test methods, and performance analysis of a laser array. The developed multi-channel wavelength division multiplexing WDM laser array chip provides for hybrid-integration with an Arrayed Waveguide Grating AWG based multiplexer Mux to form a transceiver chip on silicon-on-insulator SOI or silica platform. The developed WDMA laser array chip will be able to support different data interfaces and protocols. In addition, this program further developed Photonics Integrated Circuits PICs technology. PICs provide specific military benefits for reliable less number of interconnects, smaller foot print, and light weight communication subsystems at the theater level, and multiplexing of multiple communication links onto a common free-apace laser link between ground uses and airborne vehicles such as Unmanned Air Vehicles.
- Lasers and Masers