Waveguide Optoelectronics

Waveguide Optoelectronics : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, July 30-August 10, 1990

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This book provides an overview of the underlying physics and technology of modern waveguide optoelectronics. By presenting these two aspects together in a coherent manner, readers will gain an appreciation of the fundamental physical limits to device performance as well as a critical understanding of the state of the art. Starting from the fundamental optical properties of matter, the book moves on to describe methods of device design, with an emphasis on low dimensional systems. The potential of III-IV semiconductors is highlighted because of their ability to incorporate lasers, waveguides, modulators and detectors. However, other technologies - principally lithium niobate and fibre devices - are studied and contrasted. The role of nonlinear optics and femtosecond pulses within the framework of waveguide optics is evaluated. Optical fibre devices show considerable promise in a range of systems applications and such devices are discussed and compared with planar devices. Finally, progress towards photonic and optoelectronic integrated circuits is addressed.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 160 x 230mm | 919.98g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0792320336
  • 9780792320333

Table of contents

Materials for waveguide optoelectronics, R.M. De La Rue; design and modelling of passive and active optical waveguide devices, R. Baets, P. Kaczmarski, et al; LiNbO3 devices, M. Papuchon; impact of low-dimensional physics on optical and optoelectronic devices, C. Weisbuch; main aspects of MOCVD and MBE growth techniques, L. Goldstein; quantum well lasers, Y. Arakawa; optical bistability in semiconductor laser devices, I.H. White; multiple quantum well (MQW) modulators, T.H. Wood; neutral impurity disordering of quantum well waveguide devices, J.H. Marsh; optoelectronic and photonic integrated circuits, K. Wakao; nonlinear optics, H. Haus; optical fibre amplifiers, K.C. Byron; femtosecond techniques for the characterization of nonlinear and linear properties of waveguide devices and studies of all optical switching, J.G. Fujimoto; rare earth doped LiNbO3 waveguide amplifiers and lasers, W. Sohler; abstracts from posner.
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