With the ongoing, worldwide installation of 40 Gbit/s fiber optic transmission systems, there is an urgency to learn more about the photonic devices supporting this technology. Focusing on the components used to generate, modulate, and receive optical signals, High-Speed Photonic Devices presents the state-of- the-art enabling technologies behind high-speed telecommunication systems.
Written by experts in the field, the book explores high-speed transmitters, receivers, electronics, and all-optical techniques. Following a brief introduction of the devices, the subsequent chapters cover…
Although it is hard to predict which particular technology will prevail in the future, you can be sure that the systems discussed in High-Speed Photonic Devices will help pave the way for low-cost, high-performance fiber optic networks that will cover the entire globe. This improved and easily accessible communications capability will no doubt better the quality of life for everyone.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Electroabsorption (EA) Modulators and EA Modulators Monolithically Integrated with Distributed-Feedback Lasers. High-Speed LiNbO3 Optical Modulators. III-V Compound Semiconductor Electro-Optic Modulators. High-Speed Polymer Optical Modulators and Their Applications. High-Speed Photodetectors and Photoreceivers. IC Technologies for Future Lightwave Communication Systems. High-Speed All-Optical Technologies for Photonics. Index.