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Full Name: Generic Technologies for Plastic Photonics

Duration: 1/12/2001-1/12/2005 (Finished)


  • VUB
  • RUG
  • UA
  • IMEC


  • Plastic Micro-optic Structures and Components
  • Plastics for optical interconnects on PCB
  • Plastic micro-optics for heterogeneous InP/Si Photonic Integrated Circuits
  • Organic Photonic Materials
  • Photonic Plastic Devices

INTEC's Role:

  • Application of the optical layer
  • Laser ablation and direct-write patterning of the optical layer
  • Development of coupling technology to and from the optical layer
  • Characterisation of the connected optical layer
  • Optical design (InP/Si coupling structures + plastic micro-optics)
  • Bonding of InP thin films on Si polymer bonding layer
  • Proof-of-principle demonstration of heterogeneous integration

Publications in the framework of this project (7)

    International Journals

  1. G. Roelkens, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, R. Notzel, M. Smit, Laser emission and photodetection in an InP/InGaAsP layer integrated on and coupled to a Silicon-on-Insulator waveguide circuit, Optics Express, 14(18), p.8154-8159 doi:10.1364/oe.14.008154 (2006)  Download this Publication (857KB).
  2. I. Christiaens, G. Roelkens, K. De Mesel, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Thin film devices fabricated with BCB waferbonding, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 23(2), p.517 doi: 10.1109/JLT.2004.841783 (2005)  Download this Publication (1.1MB).
      International Conferences

    1. G. Roelkens, J. Brouckaert, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Adhesive bonding of III-V dies to processed SOI using BCB for photonic applications, 210th Electrochemical Society meeting, Mexico, doi:10.1149/1.2357082 (2006)  Download this Publication (451KB).
    2. G. Roelkens, J. Brouckaert, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Thin film III-V devices integrated on Silicon-on-Insulator waveguide circuits, 210th Electrochemical Society meeting, Mexico, doi:10.1149/1.2392923 (2006)  Download this Publication (576KB).
    3. G. Roelkens, J. Brouckaert, S. Verstuyft, J. Schrauwen, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Heterogeneous integration of III-V photodetectors and laser diodes on Silicon-on-Insulator waveguide circuits, Group IV photonics 2006, Canada, p.ThB2 doi:10.1109/group4.2006.1708208 (2006)  Download this Publication (1.5MB).
    4. D. Van Thourhout, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, G. Roelkens, J. Van Campenhout, R. Baets, Functional Silicon Wire Waveguides, Integrated Photonics Research and Application, Nanophotonics, OSA Topical Meetings, United States, p.IWA6.pfd doi:10.1364/ipra.2006.iwa6 (2006)  Download this Publication (416KB).
    5. G. Roelkens, J. Brouckaert, D. Taillaert, P. Dumon, W. Bogaerts, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Heterogeneous integration of InP/InGaAsP photodetectors onto ultracompact Silicon-on-Insulator waveguide circuits, SPIE PhotonicsWest, 6125, p.131-138 doi:10.1117/12.645587 (2006)  Download this Publication (3.1MB).