Focusing on the important obstacles to be met in order to make silicon photonics a viable commercial reality, this book provides a concise introduction to major developments in the field. Worldwide experts provide clear explanations of the fundamentals and state-of-the-art approaches. After a historical review, the text discusses the critical areas of silicon wire waveguides and optical parametric effects in silicon, stress and piezoelectric tuning of silicon’s optical properties, and short pulse techniques in silicon photonics. It also addresses silicon-based optical resonators, mid-wavelength infrared applications, growth techniques, hybrid lasers on silicon, and energy harvesting.
- Offers a concise and broadly accessible introduction
- Covers basic concepts and state-of-the-art techniques along with an authoritative historical overview of the field
- Presents a balanced perspective on the key challenges that must be overcome in order to push the field into the next stage of commercial products
- Includes detailed discussions of silicon wire waveguides, optical parametric effects, stress and piezoelectric tuning, and more
Table of Contents
- Silicon Photonics: History and Background.
- Silicon Wire Waveguides.
- Optical Parametric Effects in Silicon.
- Stress and Piezoelectric Tuning of Silicon's Optical Properties.
- Short Pulse Techniques in Silicon Photonics.
- Silicon-Based Optical Resonators.
- Mid-Wavelength Infrared Applications.
- Novel III-Von Silicon Growth Techniques.
- Hybrid III-V Lasers on Silicon.
- Nonlinear Photovoltaics and Energy Harvesting.
- Industrial Silicon Photonics.
Bahram Jalali is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Sasan Fathpour is an assistant professor in the College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida.