OPTICAL CIRCUIT WITH OPTICAL PORT IN SIDEWALL
|First Publication Date||2023-03-23|
|Owner||Intel Corporation (USA)|
AbstractIn an optical circuit, a substrate can define a cavity that extends into a substrate front surface. A sidewall of the cavity can include a substrate optical port. An optical path can extend through the substrate from a connector optical port to the substrate optical port. A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) can attach to the substrate. A PIC front surface can include a plurality of electrical connections. A PIC edge surface can extend around at least a portion of a perimeter of the PIC between the PIC front surface and a PIC back surface. A PIC optical port can be disposed on the PIC edge surface and can accept or emit an optical beam along a PIC optical axis. The PIC optical axis can be aligned with the substrate optical port when the PIC is attached to the substrate.