Phase Change Materials-Based Photonic Computing

Phase Change Materials-Based Photonic Computing

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Harish Bhaskaran, Wolfram Pernice
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128234914

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Phase Change Materials-Based Photonic Computing provides a clear introduction to the field, introducing concepts of photonics, computing, phase change materials and future outlooks. Phase change materials are well known and studied in many contexts. Photonics is a longstanding field, with photonic neuromorphic computing recently gathering interest. However, the two fields are disparate and few people understand the key concepts needed to integrate the two. This book will be the first to do so in this promising field. It is suitable for researchers and practitioners in academia and industry working in the disciplines of materials science and engineering, electrical engineering, and computing.

Key Features

  • Introduces the advanced fundamental concepts of photonics computing and phase change materials, including brief video lectures to accompany each chapter
  • Reviews the remaining challenges to translation, opportunities and future outlooks
  • Addresses definitions, historical context, foundational concepts and the latest advances of phase change materials-based photonics computing


Materials scientists and engineers; Electrical engineering, computing

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to the field
    2. Introduction to Phase Change Materials
    3. Photonics components required and their uses
    4. Non von Neumann computing concepts
    5. Configuring Phase Change Photonics for Memories and Computing
    6. New phase change materials for computing
    7. Challenges associated with phase change material selection
    8. Other Materials and Technologies
    9. Summary and Outlook

Product details

  • No. of pages: 225
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128234914

About the Editors

Harish Bhaskaran

Harish Bhaskaran is Professor of Applied Nanomaterials at Oxford and leads the Advanced Nanoscale Engineering Group. He has taught courses in Materials and Nanomaterials to both Graduate and Undergraduate Students. He has also worked in industry before coming to Academia and had held the EPSRC Manufacturing Fellowship since 2013. His research focuses on nanomechanical devices, data storage and nanomanufacturing. He also serves as the Founding Director and Chief Scientific Officer of Bodle Technologies Limited.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Applied Nanomaterials, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK

Wolfram Pernice

2015 – present Professor (W3), Physics Institute, WWU Münster 2013 – 2018 Helmholtz International Research Group Leader, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) 2011 – 2015 Emmy-Noether Research Group Leader, KIT 2008 – 2011 Feodor-Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Yale University (USA), Prof. H. Tang 2004 – 2007 Software Engineer, Photon Design, Oxford (GB) 2007 DPhil, Electrical Engineering, University of Oxford (GB) 2004 Diploma in Microsystems Technology, University of Freiburg 2001 – 2002 Studies of Computer Science, Indiana University, Bloomington (USA) Scientific Awards, Honors, Appointments and Professional Recognition 2016 ERC Consolidator Grant 2012 Alumni Fellowship, Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation 2011 Emmy-Noether Fellowship, DFG 2008 Feodor-Lynen Fellowship, Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation 2004 – 2007 EPSRC Fellowship 2002 – 2007 eFellows Scholarship 2001 – 2002 Baden-Württemberg Program, Scholarship 2001 – 2001 Indiana University Bloomington, Honors Program, Dean’s list

Affiliations and Expertise

CeNTech, Germany

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