integrated optics


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integrated optics

[′in·tə‚grād·əd ′äp·tiks]
(optics)
A thin-film device containing tiny lenses, prisms, and switches to transmit very thin laser beams, and serving the same purposes as the manipulation of electrons in thin-film devices of integrated electronics.

integrated optics

Combining electrical and optical components on the same silicon-based substrates used in the fabrication of a semiconductor chip. Also called "silicon photonics," fiber-optic communications employs numerous integrated optics devices, including lasers, photodetectors, beam splitters, isolators, filters, prisms, modulators and switches. See optoelectronic and photonic.
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Several companies leading the way in photonics designs are conforming to a multi-source agreement (MSA) or component design to facilitate the development of integrated optics. Most recently, a new small form factor for arrayed waveguide gratings (AWGs) has been established.
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In November, the European Optical Society will celebrate the 50th anniversary of on-chip optical integration by organising the first EOS topical meeting on integrated optics (IntOp 2019) in Joensuu.
of California, Santa Cruz, (UCSC) and Brigham Young Univ., Provo, Utah, have performed atomic spectroscopy with integrated optics on a chip, guiding a beam of light through a rubidium vapor cell integrated into a semiconductor chip.
photolithography, silicon micromachining, nonsilicon processes, mask design, microsensors, microactuators, micro total analysis systems, integrated optics, assembly and packaging, nanotechnology, amplifiers and filtering, computer interfacing and output drivers.
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