Integrated Nanophotonic Devices
- Zeev Zalevsky
- Ibrahim Abdulhalim
Nanophotonics is a newly developing and exciting field, with two main areas of interest: imagine/computer vision and data transport. The technologies developed in the field of nanophotonics have far reaching implications with a wide range of potential applications from faster computing power to medical applications, and âsmartâ eyeglasses to national security. These technologies are increasingly moving out of the lab and into the realm of commercialization.
In this book, Zalevsky and Abdulhalim explore one of the key technologies emerging within nanophotonics: that of nano-integrated photonic modulation devices and sensors. The attempt to integrate photonic dynamic devices with microelectronic circuits is becoming a major scientific as well as industrial trend due to the fact that currently processing is mainly achieved using microelectronic chips but transmission, especially for long distances, takes place via optical links.
For this second edition, all chapters have been expanded and updated to reflect this rapidly advancing field, and an entirely new chapter has been added to cover liquid crystals integrated with nanostructures.
The authors introduce the scientific principles of these devices and provide a practical, applications-based approach to recent developments in the design, fabrication and experimentation of integrated photonic modulation circuits. The book will meet the needs of researchers in industry and academia, and enable scientists from different fields within this multidisciplinary research field to gain a firm understanding of the whole subject.
Industrial R&D and academia, including optical engineers, photonics engineers, electronics engineers, functional opto-electronic materials engineers and others seeking practical information regarding the development of integrated nanophotonic devices and technologies.