Applied Microphotonics

 Applied Microphotonics
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Publication Date Imprint
06/27/06 CRC
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Electronics 9780849340260
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As the limits of electrical performance come within sight, photons are poised to take over for the electron. But the search continues for the materials, topologies, and fabrication technologies capable of producing photonic devices at a reasonable speed and cost. Taking a fundamentallook at the development of photonic technology from the macro- to the microscale, Applied Microphotonics introduces the major principles and technologies underlying the field.

Following an overview of historical and commercial driving forces, the authors briefly review the underlying physics, emphasizing the practical and design implications for photonic systems. This general discussion lays the foundation for the remainder of the book, where the authors first introduce the photonic node and then discuss each subsystem in detail, including transmitters, couplers and switches, multiplexers and demultiplexers, receivers, amplifiers, and compensators. The following chapters explore new technologies such as photonicband gap structures, materials and fabrication processes, integration methodologies, and advanced devices such as photonic computers. The book concludes with a brief introduction to quantum photonics and a forward look at potential directions of photonics.

Applied Microphotonics encapsulates the recent push toward all-optical networks and devices with an applications-oriented perspective. It is ideal for newcomers to the field as well as anyone curious to know how photonic technology can benefit their own field.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Microphotonics: A New Branch of Technology
Historical Perspective

Technological Growth and the Market Push
Law of Growth
Moore's Law of Photonics
Moore's Law of Data Processing
General Trend of Technological Growth
Technological Challenges
New Growth Cycle
References

Fundamentals of Interaction of Light with Matter

Wave Equation
Band Gap in Solids
Index of Refraction
Polarization
Reflection and Transmission
Total Internal Reflection
Optical Waveguides
Dispersion in Dielectrics
Dispersion in Semiconductors
Wave Propagation in Nonlinear Media
Electroabsorption
Bragg Reflection
Photonic-Band-Gap Structures
Photonic Crystal Fibers
Stimulated Emission in Semiconductors
The Sagnac Effect
Evanescent Waves
Smart Thin-Film Coatings
Quantum Photonic Effects
Fabry-Perot Cavities
References

Photonic Node

Microprocessor
Communication Node
Microphotonic Node
References

Transmitters

Transmission Systems
Optical Sources
Modulators
References

Couplers and Switches

Couplers and Splitters
Optical Isolators
Gratings
Waveguide Collimators
Total Internal Reflection T Junction
Optical Switches
MOEMS-Based Switches
Waveguide Switches
SOA Switches
Waveguide Grating Routers
Evanescent Switches
Optical Cross Connects
Hybrid PBG/MOEMS Switches
References

Multiplexers

TDM
WDM
Filters
Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers
References

Receivers

Detectors
PIN Photodiodes
Avalanche Photodiodes
Light Emitters
Silicon-Based Photodetectors
References

Amplifiers and Compensators

Amplifier Subsystems
SOAs
Erbium-Doped Amplifiers
ROAs
Dynamic Gain Equalizers
Dispersion Compensators
Wavelength Converters
References

New Technologies

MOEMS
PBG Structures
Ring Resonators
Smart Coatings
Hybrid Structures
References

Materials, Fabrication, and Integration

Materials
Fabrication
Integration Approaches
Fabrication of Smart Coatings
References

Advanced Microphotonic Devices

Photonic Computer
Optical Memory Storage Devices
Photonic-Band-Gap Sensors
Cascade Lasers
Miniaturized IR Spectrometers
Miniature FP Filters
Miniature Shutter Arrays
Superprism
References

Quantum Photonic Systems

Quantum Communications
Building Blocks
Quantum Computers
Quantum Cryptography
References

Future Systems and Their Applications

Microphotonics in Space
Optical Interconnects for Spacecraft
Satellite Optical Communication Links
Quantum Communication Links in Space
Optical Beamformers for SAR Antennas
Photonic Sensing Systems
Satellite Navigation Systems
Thermal Radiator Devices
Sun Shields
References

Conclusion


Index


Contributors

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Features

  • Introduces the major processes and photonic technologies and how they fit into current and future applications
  • Explores the possibilities, advantages, limitations, and trends of current and potential microphotonic systems
  • Demonstrates the traditional design of each photonic device and then traces its evolution to the microscale
  • Focuses on the practical aspects of device operation, fabrication, and integration
  • Examines new and advanced technologies such as micro-optical-electromechanical systems (MOEMS), smart materials, cascade lasers, and miniaturized spectrometers