Perspectives in Optoelectronics

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World Scientific, 1995 - Technology & Engineering - 938 pages
Optoelectronics is a rapidly expanding field of research and development. In years to come, it is destined to play a primary role in the growing information industry. The basic philosophy behind the science and technology of optoelectronics is to create and develop photonic devices in which optical photons (light waves) instead of electronic carriers, are manipulated for the conventional task performed by microelectronics. Thanks to the availability of large bandwidth at optical frequencies, the development of cost-effective low-loss low-dispersion silica fibers for optical transmission, and the possibility of ultra-fast two-dimensional processing, the field of present-day microelectronics is moving steadily towards this new technology of optoelectronics and photonics.This volume presents reviews of different areas of optoelectronics written by international experts in the field, covering most of the topics of recent importance. It includes detailed discussions on semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers; optical fiber transmission; photodetectors; optoelectronic and photonic integrated circuits; light-wave telecommunications; optical signal and image processing; optical computing; nonlinear and integrated optics; space-time Fourier optics; optical metrology and sensing and optical interconnects. All chapters are written in the style of a textbook containing tutorial sections which should be of great use to graduate students. The volume should serve as an excellent book for graduate level course on optoelectronics, modern optical engineering, and optical communications.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
6
Scope of Optoelectronics
22
Optical Amplifiers
60
References
73
CHAPTER 3
81
THz Radiation from Semiconductor Interfaces
93
THz Optical Rectification
106
References
133
Conclusion
505
CHAPTER 9
519
Properties of the Transmission Fiber
536
UnderseaCable Transmission Systems
543
Conclusion
552
NONLINEAR OPTICS
563
Nonlinear Wave Propagation
569
Third Order Processes
577

OPTOELECTRONIC AND PHOTONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
139
Photonic Integrated Circuits PICs
158
Summary
179
FIBER OPTICS
189
The Geometry of an Optical Fiber
197
Signal Attenuation
236
Important Characteristics of SingleMode Fibers
253
Design Issues
261
Nonlinear Optical Effects in Fiber Transmission
271
Conclusion
289
CHAPTER 6
295
Thermal Detectors
307
Quantum Detectors
315
Photoconductors
322
Photodiode
334
Charge Coupled Device CCD
351
Avalanche Photodiodes
358
Quantum Well Infrared Detectors QWIP
375
References
381
CHAPTER 8
439
Spatial Light Modulators using Solid Materials
447
Spatial Light Modulators using Liquid Crystals
468
Spatial Light Modulators using Semiconductors
480
Optical Nonlinearities in Semiconductors
589
Concluding Remarks
599
CHAPTER 11
607
Inorganic NLO Materials
656
References
667
CHAPTER 12
679
Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Optoelectronics
693
Lithium Niobate Integrated Optics
702
CHAPTER 13
737
Optical Interconnects for Perfect Shuffle
760
Interconnect Elements
766
Applications of Optical Interconnects
774
Introduction
781
Other Optical Techniques for Metrology and Sensing
794
Advances in Fiber Optic Environmental Monitoring
801
Conclusions
813
CHAPTER 15
825
Reserves in Sensitivity and Resolution in Existing QuantumOptical
826
CHAPTER 16
835
Radiation through TimeIndependent Apertures
869
Spacetime FOURIER Structure of Scalar Optical Signals
876
References
929
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