1st Edition

VLSI Micro- and Nanophotonics Science, Technology, and Applications

    634 Pages 569 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Addressing the growing demand for larger capacity in information technology, VLSI Micro- and Nanophotonics: Science, Technology, and Applications explores issues of science and technology of micro/nano-scale photonics and integration for broad-scale and chip-scale Very Large Scale Integration photonics. This book is a game-changer in the sense that it is quite possibly the first to focus on "VLSI Photonics".

    Very little effort has been made to develop integration technologies for micro/nanoscale photonic devices and applications, so this reference is an important and necessary early-stage perspective on this field. New demand for VLSI photonics brings into play various technological and scientific issues, as well as evolutionary and revolutionary challenges—all of which are discussed in this book. These include topics such as miniaturization, interconnection, and integration of photonic devices at micron, submicron, and nanometer scales.

    With its "disruptive creativity" and unparalleled coverage of the photonics revolution in information technology, this book should greatly impact the future of micro/nano-photonics and IT as a whole. It offers a comprehensive overview of the science and engineering of micro/nanophotonics and photonic integration. Many books on micro/nanophotonics focus on understanding the properties of individual devices and their related characteristics. However, this book offers a full perspective from the point of view of integration, covering all aspects of benefits and advantages of VLSI-scale photonic integration—the key technical concept in developing a platform to make individual devices and components useful and practical for various applications.

    PART I Introduction

    Introduction: A Preamble, E.-H. Lee

    PART II Scientific and Engineering Issues

    Optoelectronic VLSI, D.V. Plant and J.D. Schwartz

    Integrated Optical Waveguides for VLSI Applications, H. Schroder and E. Griese

    PART III Integrated Photonic Technologies: Microring Structures

    Silicon Microspheres for VLSI Photonics, A. Serpenguzel, Y. Ozan Yılmaz, Ulas, K. Ayaz, and A. Kurt

    Silicon Micro-Ring Resonator Structures: Characteristics and Applications, V.R. Almeida and R.R. Panepucci

    Nanophotonics with Microsphere Resonators, O. Benson, S. Gotzinger, A. Mazzei, G. Zumofen, V. Sandoghdar, and L. de S. Menezes

    PART IV Integrated Photonic Technologies: Photonic Crystals and Integrated Circuits

    Controlling Dispersion and Nonlinearities in Mesoscopic Silicon Photonic Crystals, C.W. Wong, X. Yang, J.F. McMillan, R. Chatterjee, and S. Kocaman

    Functional Devices in Photonic Crystals for Future Photonic Integrated Circuits, A. Shinya, T. Tanabe, E. Kuramochi, H. Taniyama, S. Kawanishi, and M. Notomi

    PART V Integrated Photonic Technologies: Plasmonics and Integration

    Surface Plasmon-Polariton Waveguides and Components, P. Berini

    PART VI Integrated Photonic Technologies: Quantum Devices and Integration

    Quantum Dot Lasers: Theory and Experiment, P.M. Smowton and P. Blood

    Quantum Dot Microcavity Lasers, T. Yang, A. Mock, and J. O’Brien

    Quantum Dot Integrated Optoelectronic Devices, S. Mokkapati, H.H. Tan, and C. Jagadish

    Infrared Physics of Quantum Dots, M. Razeghi and B. Movaghar

    III-Nitride Nanotechnology, M. Razeghi and R. McClintock

    PART VII Integrated Photonic Technologies: Planar Lightwave Circuits

    Microphotonic Devices and Circuits in Nanoengineered Polymers, L. Eldada

    Silicon Photonics Waveguides and Modulators, G.Z. Mashanovich, F.Y. Gardes, M.M. Milosevic, C.E. Png, and G.T. Reed

    Planar Waveguide Multiplexers/Demultiplexers in Optical Networks: From Improved Designs to Applications, S. He, J. Song, J.-J He, and D. Dai

    PART VIII Integrated Photonic Technologies: Optical-Printed Circuit Boards

    Optical Printed Circuit Board and VLSI Photonics, E.-H. Lee and H.-S. Lee

    PART IX Technologies for Emerging Applications: Renewable Energy Generation

    Nanostructured Copper Indium Gallium Selenide for Thin-Film Photovoltaics, L. Eldada

    High-Efficiency Intermediate Band Solar Cells Implemented with Quantum Dots, E. Antolin, A. Marti, and A. Luque

    PART X Technologies for Emerging Applications: Photonic DNA Computing

    Nanoscale Information Technology Based on Photonic DNA Computing, Y. Ogura and J. Tanida

    PART XI Technologies for Emerging Applications: Sensing Applications

    Evanescent Fiber Bragg Grating Biosensors, M. Dagenais and C.J. Stanford

    Nano-Injection Photon Detectors for Sensitive, Efficient Infrared Photon Detection and Counting, H. Mohseni and O.G. Memis

    Quantum Dot Infrared Photodetectors, L. Fu, T. Vandervelde, and S. Krishna

    Type-II InAs/GaSb Superlattice Photon Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays, M. Razeghi, B.-M. Nguyen, and P.-Y. Delaunay



    El-Hang Lee, Chennupati Jagadish

    For students, scholars, practitioners, researchers, and industrialists, Lee (information technology, Inha U., South Korea) et al. compile 24 chapters that explore science and technology issues associated with micro/nano-scale photonics and integration for broad-scale and chip-scale very-large-scale-integration (VSLI) photonics. The contributors, an international group of physics, engineering, and information technology researchers from universities and industry, address issues such as miniaturization, interconnection, and integration of photonic devices at micron, submicron, and nanometer scales, and micro-ring structures, photonic crystals and integrated circuits, plasmonics, quantum devices, planar lightwave circuits, optical-printed circuit boards, and applications in renewable energy generation, photonic DNA computing, and sensing.
    —In Research Book News, booknews.com, February 2011