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Integration of a waveguide self-electrooptic effect device and a vertically coupled interconnect waveguide

United States Patent

February 26, 2008
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A self-electrooptic effect device ("SEED") is integrated with waveguide interconnects through the use of vertical directional couplers. Light initially propagating in the interconnect waveguide is vertically coupled to the active waveguide layer of the SEED and, if the SEED is in the transparent state, the light is coupled back to the interconnect waveguide.
Vawter; G. Allen (Corrales, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 300,557
December 13, 2005
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS STATEMENT This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.