Customer success story for silicon photonic integrated circuits

Customer success story for silicon photonic integrated circuits

09/02/2016

The University of Strathclyde has significantly accelerated the characterisation of silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). 

In the experiment the researchers have integrated Xenics' XS-1.7-320 video-rate SWIR camera to align optical fibres to the PICs. Often it is difficult to align both input and output fibres to the PIC using only a top, visible microscope image as a positional guide.

Choosing the right tool was essential for this experiment and the customer has acknowledged LOT-QuantumDesign UK/Xenics for the responsiveness to queries, and the ability to test devices in the customer's lab. The driver software for the camera is easy to use and after purchase service has been great.

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Imaging of guided and scattered light from PICs In order to characterise compact planar optical devices it is necessary to couple light from off-chip sources, and to laboratory based measurement equipment, using standard optical fibre technology. Given the small waveguide cross-sectional area it is often difficult to align both input and output fibres to the PIC using only a top, visible microscope image as a positional guide. This alignment can be significantly accelerated using a SWIR video-rate camera. In the experiments the Xenics XS-1.7-320 InGaAs camera is used.

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