Photonic wire bonding (PWB) was used to achieve flexible chipscale optical interconnection as a kind of 3D-freeform polymer waveguide based on the two-photon polymerization of SU-8. First, the fabrication conditions of PWB were determined for the two-photon absorption process, and the coupling structure between PWB and III-V optical components was numerically simulated in order to obtain high coupling efficiency. Then, using PWB, chip-to-chip optical transmission was realized between laser and detector chips located on a common Si substrate. We fabricated a 2.5-μm-wide PWB with 1:3 aspect ratio between two optical chips of 140-μm gap and achieved a connection loss of approximately 10 dB.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics