Optical Waveguides: From Theory to Applied Technologies

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01/19/07 CRC
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Engineering 9781574446982
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Although the theory and principles of optical waveguides have been established for more than a century, the technologies have only been realized in recent decades. Optical Waveguides: From Theory to Applied Technologies combines the most relevant aspects of waveguide theory with the study of current detailed waveguiding technologies, in particular, photonic devices, telecommunication applications, and biomedical optics.

With self-contained chapters written by well-known specialists, the book features both fundamentals and applications. The first three chapters examine the theoretical foundations and bases of planar optical waveguides as well as critical optical properties such as birefringence and nonlinear optical phenomena. The next several chapters focus on contemporary waveguiding technologies that include photonic devices and telecommunications. The book concludes with discussions on additional technological applications, including biomedical optical waveguides and the potential of neutron waveguides.

As optical waveguides play an increasing part in modern technology, photonics will become to the 21st century what electronics were to the 20th century. Offering both novel insights for experienced professionals and introductory material for novices, this book facilitates a better understanding of the new information era-the photonics century.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Propagation Characteristics of Planar Waveguides

Ajoy Ghatak and Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan

Birefringent Optical Waveguides

María L. Calvo and Ramón F. Alvarez-Estrada

Optically Induced Nonlinear Waveguides

Philip Jander and Cornelia Denz

Active Optical Waveguides

Michael Cada

Wavelength Dispersive Planar Waveguide Devices: Echelle and Arrayed Waveguide Gratings

Pavel Cheben

Silicon Waveguides for Integrated Optics

Andrew P. Knights and Paul E. Jessop

Enabling Fabrication Technologies for Planar Waveguide Devices

Boris Lamontagne

Biomedical Fiber Optics

Vadakke Matham Murukeshan

Neutron Waveguides and Applications

Ramón F. Alvarez-Estrada and María L. Calvo

Index

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Features

  • Explores the sophistication of the new generation of photonic devices that are playing a leading role in information technology
  • Provides theoretical techniques for evaluating light propagation in planar waveguides
  • Covers current technological waveguiding applications, including photonic devices, telecommunications, and biomedical optics, as well as the potential application of neutron optics
  • Demonstrates the applicability of and improvements to old formalisms
  • Includes original images to show the high performance of the most outstanding photonics technologies