- Key design issues in optical circuits.
- Experimental methods.
- Evaluation techniques.
- Operation of waveguide based devices.
- Fabrication of silicon waveguide circuits.
- Evaluation of silicon photonic systems.
- Numerous worked examples, models and case studies.
Silicon Photonics is an essential tool for photonics engineers and young professionals working in the optical network, optical communications and semiconductor industries. This book is also an invaluable reference and a potential main text to senior undergraduates and postgraduate students studying fibre optics, integrated optics, or optical network technology.
2. The Basics of Guided Waves.
3. Characteristics of Optical Fibres for Communications.
4. Silicon–on–Insulator (SOI) Photonics.
5. Fabrication of Silicon Waveguide Devices.
6. A Selection of Photonic Devices.
7. Polarisation–dependent Losses: Issues for Consideration.
8. Prospects for Silicon Light–emitting Devices.
Andrew P. Knights received his Ph.D. in 1994 in the area of surface material characterisation with beams of low energy positrons and electrons. His subsequent research took him first to the University of Western Ontario where he performed ground–breaking work on the generation and evolution of implant induced defects in silicon, and then to the University of Surrey as part of the EPSRC Icon Beam Centre, reaching novel fabrication processes for micro and opto–electronic materials. In 2000 he joined Bookham Technology and worked on a range of silicon–based, highly integrated photonic devices. He played a critical role in the development of the solid–state electronic optical variable attenuator (VOA); the multiplexer + VOA and the monolithically integrated optical detector. In 2003 he moved to McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, where he holds a faculty position in the Department of Engineering Physics. He currently leads a research group working on the interaction of optical and electrical functionality in silicon–based structures. Dr. Knights has published extensively on semiconductor device design, fabrication and characterization and his work has been presented at international conferences on numerous occasions.