Knowledge: The creation of affordable high speed optical communications using standard semiconductor manufacturing technology is a principal aim of silicon photonics research. This would involve replacing copper connections with optical fibres or waveguides, and electrons with photons.
Skills: This course will enable you to:
(i) identify trends in optical interconnection and the power of electronic-photonic convergence
(ii) explain how the electronic, thermal and mechanical constraints of planar integration promote silicon as the optimal platform for microphotonics
(iii) design application-specific photonic devices that take advantage of unique materials processing and device design solutions
(iV) compute the performance of micron-scale optically passive/active devices
(v) judge the feasibility and impact of the latest silicon photonic devices
Course Content (Syllabus)
Silicon Microphotonics is a platform for the large scale integration of CMOS electronics with photonic components. This course will evaluate the most promising silicon optical components and the path to electronic-photonic integration. The subjects will be presented in two parts: 1) Context: a review of optical interconnection and the enabling solutions that arise from integrating optical and electronic devices at a micron-scale; and 2) Technology: case studies in High Index Contrast design for silicon-based waveguides, filters, photodetectors, modulators, laser devices, and an application-specific opto-electronic circuit.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Silicon Photonics: Fundamentals,M. Jamal Deen, Prasanta Kumar Basu, John Wiley & Sons, 30 Μαρ 2012
2. ΔΙΚΤΥΑ ΟΠΤΙΚΩΝ ΙΝΩΝ (Μεταφρασμένο), Green, P., ΠΑΠΑΣΩΤΗΡΙΟΥ, 1994, Αθήνα.
3. Οπτικές Ίνες- Ένας πρακτικός οδηγός, D. Goff, εκδόσεις Τζιόλα.
4. Optical Networks-A practical perspective, R. Ramaswami & K. Sivarajan, publishing Morgan Kaufmann.
5. Optical fiber communication systems, C. P. Sandbank, publishing J. Wiley & Sons.