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Title: Plasmon-assisted optical vias for photonic ASICS

Abstract

The present invention relates to optical vias to optically connect multilevel optical circuits. In one example, the optical via includes a surface plasmon polariton waveguide, and a first optical waveguide formed on a first substrate is coupled to a second optical waveguide formed on a second substrate by the surface plasmon polariton waveguide. In some embodiments, the first optical waveguide includes a transition region configured to convert light from an optical mode to a surface plasmon polariton mode or from a surface plasmon polariton mode to an optical mode.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1347570
Patent Number(s):
9599781
Application Number:
14/847,806
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Sep 08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Skogen, Erik J., Vawter, Gregory A., and Tauke-Pedretti, Anna. Plasmon-assisted optical vias for photonic ASICS. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Skogen, Erik J., Vawter, Gregory A., & Tauke-Pedretti, Anna. Plasmon-assisted optical vias for photonic ASICS. United States.
Skogen, Erik J., Vawter, Gregory A., and Tauke-Pedretti, Anna. Tue . "Plasmon-assisted optical vias for photonic ASICS". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1347570.
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