Volume 2: Characterization, devices, and applications
Edited by two recognised experts, this book in two volumes provides a comprehensive overview of integrated optics, from modelling to fabrication, materials to integration platforms, and characterization techniques to applications. The technology is explored in detail, and set in a broad context that addresses a range of current and potential future research and development trends.
Volume 1 begins with introductory chapters on the history of integrated optics technology, design tools, and modelling techniques. The next section of the book goes on to discuss the range of materials used for integrated optics, their deposition techniques, and their specific applications, including glasses, plasmonic nanostructures, SOI and SOS, and III-V and II-VI semiconductors.
Volume 2 addresses characterization techniques, integrated optical waveguides and devices. A range of applications are also discussed, including devices for sensing, telecommunications, optical amplifiers and lasers, and quantum computing.
The introductory chapters are intended to be of use to newcomers to the field, but its depth and breadth of coverage means that this book is also appropriate reading for early-career and senior researchers wishing to refresh their knowledge or keep up to date with recent developments in integrated optics.
About the Editors
Giancarlo C. Righini is former director of the Enrico Fermi Center and of the National Department on Materials and Devices, National Research Council of Italy (CNR). He was also research director at the Nello Carrara Institute of Applied Physics, CNR, and vice-president of the International Commission for Optics. His research interests concern fiber and integrated optics, glass materials, and microresonators. He has published over 500 research papers. He is fellow of OSA, SPIE and Italian Physical Society (SIF), and also founding member and fellow of European Optical Society (EOS) and Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF).
Maurizio Ferrari is the director of research with the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, CNR, Italy, where he is also head of the CSMFO – Caratterizzazione e Sviluppo di Materiali per la Fotonica e Optoelettronica Lab and the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN-CNR) Trento unit. He is co-author of more than 400 publications in international journals, of several book chapters, and he is involved in numerous national and international projects concerning glass photonics. He is a OSA and SPIE fellow.
Giancarlo C. Righini, Maurizio Ferrari