The increased demands for computational power impose heavy requirements on VLSI processing chips. One method to circumvent this problem is the incorporation of a monolithic switching fabric based on opto-electronic circuitry. This added dimension gives an additional degree of freedom to the design engineer. A variety of techniques for heterogeneous integration of AlGaAs opto-electronic devices will be reviewed and their potential for the realization of a VLSI photonic switching fabric will be discuss.
David L. Mathine,
"Integration of AlGaAs devices", Proc. SPIE 10292, Heterogeneous Integration: Systems on a Chip: A Critical Review, 102920E (27 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300611; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.300611