Integrated Nanophotonic Devices


  • Zeev Zalevsky, Faculty of Engineering and the Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Bar-Ilan University
  • Ibrahim Abdulhalim, Professor, Ben--Gurion University of the Negev

Nanophotonics is a field of science and technology based on the manipulation of light with equally miniscule structures, in the same way that computer chips are used to route and switch electrical signals. By enabling new high bandwidth, high speed optoelectronic components, nanophotonics has the potential to revolutionize the fields of telecommunications, computation and sensing.

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.

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Book information

  • Published: October 2010
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-7848-9

Table of Contents

Preface; Physical background; Physics of Optical Modulation; Silicon photonic modulation circuitry; Non conventional modulation schemes; Plasmonics; Micro and nano fluidics; Fabrication aspects of integrated devices;