1st Edition

Nanotechnology for Telecommunications

    454 Pages 248 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    454 Pages 248 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    With its unique promise to revolutionize science, engineering, technology, and other fields, nanotechnology continues to profoundly impact associated materials, components, and systems, particularly those used in telecommunications. These developments are leading to easier convergence of related technologies, massive storage data, compact storage devices, and higher-performance computing. Nanotechnology for Telecommunications presents vital technical scientific information to help readers grasp issues and challenges associated with nanoscale telecommunication system development and commercialization—and then avail themselves of the many opportunities to be gleaned.

    This book provides technical information and research ideas regarding the use of nanotechnology in telecommunications and information processing, reflecting the continuing trend toward the use of optoelectronics. Nanotech will eventually lead to a technology cluster that offers a complete range of functionalities for systems used in domains including information, energy, construction, environmental, and biomedical. Describing current and future developments that hold promise for significant innovations in telecommunications, this book is organized to provide a progressive understanding of topics including:

    • Background information on nanoscience and nanotechnology
    • Specific applications of nanotechnology in telecommunications
    • Nanostructured optoelectronic materials
    • MEMS, NEMS, and their applications in communication systems
    • Quantum dot Cellular Automata (QCA) and its applications in telecommunication systems
    • How nonohmic nonlinear behavior affects both digital and analog signal processing
    • Concepts regarding quantum switching and its applications in quantum networks

    The scale of the physical systems that use nanoscale electronic devices is still large, and that presents serious challenges to the establishment of interconnections between nanoscale devices and the outside world. Also addressing consequent social implications of nanotech, this book reviews a broad range of the nano concepts and their influence on every aspect of telecommunications. It describes the different levels of interconnections in systems and details the standardized assembly process for a broad specrum of micro-, nano-, bio-, fiber-optic, and optoelectronic components and functions. This book is a powerful tool for understanding how to harness the power of nanotech through integration of materials, processes, devices, and applications.

    An Overview of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, Ahmed S. Khan

    Impact of Nanotechnology on Telecommunications, F.M. Salinas, E.F. Barros, W. Eisenberg, D.M. Smith, and S. Viswanathan

    Nanotechnology in Fiber-Optic Telecommunications: Power-Control Applications, A. Girard and M. Oron

    Nanotubes and Their Applications in Telecommunications, M. Shibli

    Silicon Nanostructures for Optical Communications, A.A. Filios, Y.S. Ryu, K. Shahrabi, and R. Tsu

    Nanostructured Optoelectronic Materials for Short-Wavelength Devices, M. Khizar and M. Yasin Akhtar Raja

    Nanophotonics for Emerging Optical Networks, K. Acharya and M.Y. Akhtar Raja

    Crystalline Colloidal Array Photonic Crystal Optical Switching, M.K. Maurer

    Processing of MEMS and NEMS, S. Allameh

    System-Level Modeling of Nano-Electromechanical Systems, K. Virk

    MEMS-Based Wireless Communications, S. Qazi

    Quantum Dot Cellular Automata: The Prospective Technology for Digital Telecommunication Systems, S.M. Nejad and E. Rahimi

    High-Electric-Field-Initiated Information Processing in Nanoelectronic Devices, V.K. Arora

    Packaging and Assembly of Microelectronic Devices and Systems, S. Manian Ramkumar

    An Architectural Perspective on Digital Quantum Switching, I. Tsai and S. Kuo

    Powering the Future with Nanotechnology, H. Efstathiadis

    Commercialization of Nanotechnology: Opportunities and Issues, S. Anwar




    Sohail Anwar, M. Yasin Akhtar Raja, Salahuddin Qazi, Mohammad Ilyas