Semiconductor Integrated Photonic Transducer Chip for High-Resolution Displacement Measurement

  • Hans P. Zappe
  • Daniel Hofstetter


Optical displacement measurement using interferometric techniques is a well established and technologically advanced discipline. Two of the limitations which may be encountered in applying an optical approach to high-resolution determination of distances or movements, however, are optical system size and robustness. The use of semiconductor integrated optics for optical interferometry can circumvent these restrictions: photonic integrated circuits1 (PICs) are typically quite small and monolithic integration of the various components can result in a microsystem of considerable physical ruggedness.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans P. Zappe
    • 1
  • Daniel Hofstetter
    • 1
  1. 1.Paul Scherrer InstituteZurichSwitzerland

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