Applied Microphotonics

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  • 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
  • Summary

    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 photonic band 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