Special issue: Silicon Photonic Integrated Devices (2014)

Editorial

Editorial

This special issue on “Silicon Photonic Integrated Devices” is a collection of invited papers on highly integrated silicon photonic devices for communications and sensing. Silicon photonics comprises a planar arrangement of optical waveguides …

Recent breakthroughs in carrier depletion based silicon optical modulators

Recent breakthroughs in carrier depletion based silicon optical modulators

The majority of the most successful optical modulators in silicon demonstrated in recent years operate via the plasma dispersion effect and are more specifically based upon free carrier depletion in a silicon rib waveguide. In this work we overview …

Silicon photonic devices for mid-infrared applications

Silicon photonic devices for mid-infrared applications

The mid-infrared (IR) wavelength region (2–20 µm) is of great interest for a number of applications, including trace gas sensing, thermal imaging, and free-space communications. Recently, there has been significant progress in developing a mid-IR …

Resolving the thermal challenges for silicon microring resonator devices

Resolving the thermal challenges for silicon microring resonator devices

Silicon microring resonators have been hailed for their potential use in next-generation optical interconnects. However, the functionality of silicon microring based devices suffer from susceptibility to thermal fluctuations that is often overlooked …

Silicon photonics devices for integrated analog signal processing and sampling

Silicon photonics devices for integrated analog signal processing and sampling

Silicon photonics offers the possibility of a reduction in size weight and power for many optical systems, and could open up the ability to build optical systems with complexities that would otherwise be impossible to achieve. Silicon photonics is …

Nonlinear Group IV photonics based on silicon and germanium: from near-infrared to mid-infrared

Nonlinear Group IV photonics based on silicon and germanium: from near-infrared to mid-infrared

Group IV photonics hold great potential for nonlinear applications in the near- and mid-infrared (IR) wavelength ranges, exhibiting strong nonlinearities in bulk materials, high index contrast, CMOS compatibility, and cost-effectiveness. In this …

Progress in silicon platforms for integrated optics

Progress in silicon platforms for integrated optics

Rapid progress has been made in recent years repurposing CMOS fabrication tools to build complex photonic circuits. As the field of silicon photonics becomes more mature, foundry processes will be an essential piece of the ecosystem for eliminating …

Silicon photonic devices and integrated circuits

Silicon photonic devices and integrated circuits

Silicon photonic devices and integrated circuits have undergone rapid and significant progresses during the last decade, transitioning from research topics in universities to product development in corporations. Silicon photonics is anticipated to …

Silicon-based on-chip multiplexing technologies and devices for Peta-bit optical interconnects

Silicon-based on-chip multiplexing technologies and devices for Peta-bit optical interconnects

An effective solution to enhance the capacity of an optical-interconnect link is utilizing advanced multiplexing technologies, like wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM), polarization-division multiplexing (PDM), spatial-division multiplexing …