Silicon Photonics

Silicon Photonics

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Silicon photonics is the study and application of photonic systems which use silicon as an optical medium. The silicon is usually patterned with sub-micrometre precision, into microphotonic components. These operate in the infrared, most commonly at the 1.55 micrometre wavelength used by most fiber optic telecommunication systems. The silicon typically lies on top of a layer of silica in what is known as silicon on insulator. Silicon photonic devices can be made using existing semiconductor fabrication techniques, and because silicon is already used as the substrate for most integrated circuits, it is possible to create hybrid devices in which the optical and electronic components are integrated onto a single microchip.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Serv
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136398710
  • 9786136398716