1st Edition

Optical Electronics Self-Organized Integration and Applications

By Tetsuzo Yoshimura Copyright 2012
    404 Pages 20 Color & 268 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    This book proposes and reviews comprehensive strategies based on optical electronics for constructing optoelectronic systems with minimized optics excess. It describes the core technologies such as self-organized optical waveguides based on self-organized lightwave network (SOLNET), three-dimensional optical circuits, material-saving heterogeneous thin-film device integration process (PL-Pack with SORT), and high-speed/small-size light modulators and optical switches. The book also presents applications of optical electronics, including integrated optical interconnects within computers and massive optical switching systems utilizing three-dimensional self-organized optical circuits, solar energy conversion systems, and bio/medical photonics such as cancer therapy.

    From Electronics to Optical Electronics
    Analysis Tools for Optical Circuits
    Self-Organized Optical Waveguides: Theoretical Analysis
    Self-Organized Optical Waveguides: Experimental Demonstrations
    Optical Waveguide Films with Vertical Mirrors
    3-D Optical Circuits with Stacked Waveguide Films
    Heterogeneous Thin-Film Device Integration
    Optical Switches
    OE Hardware Built by Optical Electronics
    Integrated Solar Energy Conversion Systems
    Future Challenges


    Tetsuzo Yoshimura received his B.Sc. degree in physics from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1974, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1976 and 1985, respectively. In 1976, he joined Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and was engaged in research on optoelectronic devices. From 1997 to 2000, he was with Fujitsu Computer Packaging Technologies, Inc., San Jose, CA, in charge of research on board/chip-level optical wiring. He is currently a professor at Tokyo University of Technology. He studies self-organized and three-dimensional optical circuits, resource-saving heterogeneous integration, and organic tailored materials grown by MLD, and also their applications to optical interconnects within computers, massive optical switching systems, solar energy conversion systems, and bio/medical photonics.

    "I recommend this book as a unique and excellent reference for researchers aiming at next-generation optical interconnections and all interested in future super-performance integrated electronics systems."
    —Prof. Osamu Wada - Kobe University, Japan

    "The book gives excellent details on theoretical fundamentals, circuit analysis, and experimental demonstrations. The self-organized integration approach is feasible and innovative for cost reduction and space saving, both of which are vital for new technology implementations."
    —Dr. Michael G. Lee - Fujitsu Laboratories of America, USA

    "Toward the industrialization of optical interconnects, we have to think about how we can reduce cost and size. In this book, Prof. Yoshimura gives us an excellent approach to solving the problem: developing the self-organized integration of optoelectronic devices. His broad vision based on his extensive experience will be highly useful to young scientists."
    —Dr. Tetsuo Sato - Nissan Chemical Industries, LTD., Japan

    This remarkable book introduces and describes the concept of self-organized integration of optoelectronics that makes assembly and packaging of high-speed optoelectronic systems suitable for a volume production environment. A recommended read for anyone interested in high-speed optoelectronics and interconnects.
    —Dr. Alexei Glebov - OptiGrate Corp., USA