Offers coverage of optical devices utilized in communication and information processing systems, highlighting the physics of optoelectronics necessary for both hybrid and monolithic optical integrated circuits. The text aims to bridge the gap between thin-film switches and active semiconductors by analyzing lithium niobate as well as compound semiconductor devices, and includes discussion on optical transmitters, receivers and switches.
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Physics of materials for optical devices; light-emitting diodes; laser diodes; liquid crystals; PIN and APD photodiodes; charge coupled devices; refractive index switches; nonlinear devices for OIC applications; liquid crystal devices.
Wallace B. Leigh- Alfred University , Alfred, New York