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Handbook of Silicon Photonics

Edited by Laurent Vivien, Lorenzo Pavesi

© 2013 – CRC Press

851 pages | 34 Color Illus. | 587 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781439836101
pub: 2013-04-26

About the Book

The development of integrated silicon photonic circuits has recently been driven by the Internet and the push for high bandwidth as well as the need to reduce power dissipation induced by high data-rate signal transmission. To reach these goals, efficient passive and active silicon photonic devices, including waveguide, modulators, photodetectors, multiplexers, light sources, and various subsystems, have been developed that take advantage of state-of-the-art silicon technology.

Suitable for both specialists and newcomers, Handbook of Silicon Photonics presents a coherent and comprehensive overview of this field from the fundamentals to integrated systems and applications. It covers a broad spectrum of materials and applications, emphasizing passive and active photonic devices, fabrication, integration, and the convergence with CMOS technology. The book’s self-contained chapters are written by international experts from academia and various photonics-related industries.

The handbook starts with the basics of silicon as an optical material. It then describes the building blocks needed to drive integrated silicon photonic circuits and explains how these building blocks are incorporated in complex photonic/electronic circuits. The book also presents applications of silicon photonics in numerous fields, including biophotonics and photovoltaics.

With many illustrations, including some in color, this handbook provides an up-to-date reference to the broad and rapidly changing area of silicon photonics. It shows how basic science and innovative technological applications are pushing the field forward.


"… a very useful reference for researchers and engineers involved in photonic device integration."

—Silvano Donati, Optics & Photonics News, December 2013

"This book appears to address all major aspects of the science and technology of silicon photonics. Basic material properties are delineated, fabrication of devices is detailed; waveguides, modulators, light sources and detectors are discussed. Nonlinear optics, photonic crystals and photonic integration are all included. It is invidious perhaps to select one of the 15 chapters for special mention but the inclusion of a chapter on ‘Off-Chip Coupling’ underlines the attention to detail apparent throughout this book…. This volume runs to over 800 pages and is packed with key information which is very clearly presented. Excellent figures, diagrams supplement the well-edited text. Substantial reference lists appear at the end of each chapter. The effort expended by the authors and editors in providing this panoramic perspective on a field of growing importance, and the enthusiasm for the field which emanates from the pages of this book, augurs well for the early realisation of Miller’s 1969 vision." – Contemporary Physics, Jan 2016, review by K Alan Shore

Table of Contents

Group IV Materials

Erich Kasper, Michael Oehme, Matthias Bauer, Martin Kittler, Manfred Reiche, Osamu Nakatsuka, and Shigeaki Zaima

Guided Light in Silicon-Based Materials

Koji Yamada, Tai Tsuchizawa, Hiroshi Fukuda, Christian Koos, Joerg Pfeifle, Jens H. Schmid, Pavel Cheben, Przemek J. Bock, and Andrew P. Knights

Off-Chip Coupling

Wim Bogaerts and Diedrik Vermeulen

Multichannel Silicon Photonic Devices

Ting Lei, Shaoqi Feng, Aimé Sayarath, Jun-Feng Song, Xianshu Luo, Guo-Qiang Lo, and Andrew W. Poon

Nonlinear Optics in Silicon

Ozdal Boyraz, Xinzhu Sang, Massimo Cazzanelli, and Yuewang Huang

Long-Wavelength Photonic Circuits

Goran Z. Mashanovich, Milan M. Milošević, Sanja Zlatanovic, Faezeh Gholami, Nikola Alic, Stojan Radic, Zoran Ikonic, Robert W. Kelsall, and Gunther Roelkens

Photonic Crystals

Masaya Notomi, Kengo Nozaki, Shinji Matsuo, and Toshihiko Baba

Silicon-Based Light Sources

Aleksei Anopchenko, Alexei Prokofiev, Irina N. Yassievich, Stefano Ossicini, Leonid Tsybeskov, David J. Lockwood, Saba Saeed, Tom Gregorkiewicz, Maciek Wojdak, Jifeng Liu, and Al Meldrum

Optical Modulation

Delphine Marris-Morini, Richard A. Soref, David J. Thomson, Graham T. Reed, Rebecca K. Schaevitz, and David A.B. Miller


Jurgen Michel, Steven J. Koester, Jifeng Liu, Xiaoxin Wang, Michael W. Geis, Steven J. Spector, Matthew E. Grein, Jung U. Yoon, Theodore M. Lyszczarz, and Ning- Ning Feng

Hybrid and Heterogeneous Photonic Integration

Martijn J.R. Heck and John E. Bowers

Fabrication of Silicon Photonics Devices

Francisco López Royo

Convergence between Photonics and CMOS

Thierry Pinguet and Jean-Marc Fedeli

Silicon Photonics for Biology

Dan-Xia Xu, Siegfried Janz, Adam Densmore, André Delâge, Pavel Cheben, Jens H. Schmid, Ryan C. Bailey, Adam T. Heiniger, Qiang Lin, Philippe M. Fauchet, Qi Wang, and Yimin Chao

Silicon-Based Photovoltaics

Mario Tucci, Massimo Izzi, Radovan Kopecek, Michelle McCann, Alessia Le Donne, Simona Binetti, Shujuan Huang, and Gavin Conibeer


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