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Optical Interconnects

The Silicon Approach

  • Lorenzo Pavesi
  • Gérard Guillot


  • Fascinating picture of the state of the art in optical interconnects and a perspective on what can be expected in the near future

  • Presents selected reviews authored by world leaders in the field, and is written from both academic and industrial viewpoints


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 119)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Sebania Libertino, A. Sciuto
    Pages 53-95
  3. Horst Zimmermann
    Pages 97-124
  4. Eric Cassan, S. Laval, D. Marris, M. Rouvière, L. Vivien, M. Halbwax et al.
    Pages 125-159
  5. G. T. Reed
    Pages 161-203
  6. Dries Van Thourhout, Wim Bogaerts, Pieter Dunon
    Pages 205-237
  7. T. F. Krauss
    Pages 239-262
  8. K. Wada, J. F. Liu, S. Jongthammanurak, D. D. Cannon, D. T. Danielson, D. H. Ahn et al.
    Pages 291-310
  9. Mario Paniccia, Ling Liao, Ansheng Liu, Hisheng Rong, Sean M. Koehl
    Pages 311-342
  10. Andrew G. Kirk
    Pages 343-377
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 379-383

About this book


Optical Interconnects provides a fascinating picture of the state of the art in optical interconnects and a perspective on what can be expected in the near future. It is composed of selected reviews authored by world leaders in the field, and these reviews are written from either an academic or industrial viewpoint. An in-depth discussion of the path towards fully-integrated optical interconnects in microelectronics is presented. This book will be useful not only to physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and engineers but also to graduate students who are interested in the fields of microelectronics and optoelectronics.


Interconnects Microelectronics Modulator Silicon crystal integrated optics interconnect laser optics optoelectronics photonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorenzo Pavesi
    • 1
  • Gérard Guillot
    • 2
  1. 1.INFM and Dipartimento di FisicaUniversitá di TrentoPovoItaly
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière, INSA Lyon, Bât Blaise PascalVilleurbanne CedexFrance

About the editors

Lorenzo Pavesi is Professor of experimental physics at the university of Trento (Italy). Born the 21st of november 1961, he received his master degree in physics in 1985 at the university of trento and the phd in physics in 1990 at the ecole polytechnique federale of lausanne (switzerland). in 1990 he became assistant professor, an associate professor in 1999 and full professor in 2002 at the university of trento. He founded the research activity in semiconductor optoelectronics at the university of trento and started several laboratories of optical spectroscopy, growth and advanced treatment of materials. during the last years, he concentrated on Si-based optoelectronics where he has been working on porous silicon and on silicon nanostructures. Among his most important recent achievements the fabrication of Si led in a fully CMOS compatible environment, the first evidence of optical gain and stimulated emission in Si quantum dot nanocrystals, the observation of photonic Bloch oscillations, all of these results opened the way to a Si-based optoelectronics and to the future fabrication of a Si-based laser. He organized several international conferences, workshops and schools and is a frequent invited speaker. He manages several research projects, both national and european. He is an author or co-author of more than 200 papers, author of 1 book, several reviews, editor of 6 books and holds two patents.

Gerard GUILLOT is Professor of Electronic Materials at the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Lyon (France). Born the 13th of March 1947, he received his engineer diploma in material sciences at INSA Lyon in 1969 and the Doctorat d’Etat in Physics at INSA in 1976. He became associate professor in 1976. He became full professor in 1991at INSA Lyon in the Department of Material Sciences. He started research on deep levels in III-V semi conductors. At present he is Head of Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière (LPM) at INSA Lyon. He is presently working on the areas of III-V and Si heterostructure and nanostructure materials for microoptoelectronics and related devices and on SIC material and devices. A part of his laboratory works on porous Silicon and Si based optoelectronics (SOI photonic IC). He organized several international conferences and works hops and manages several research projects both national and European. He is author or co-author of more than 350 papers in the fields of semi conductor physics and devices.

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From the reviews:

"Optical interconnect technology is, for several reasons, an increasingly attractive alternative and has become more and more essential for some industrial leaders of microelectronics who are very active in this field of research. … Not only physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and engineers but also graduate students, who are interested in the fields of microelectronics and optoelectronics will be highly grateful to the eminent authors who have produced a very interesting and fascinating picture of the state-of-the-art set of lectures and chapters." (Current Engineering Practice, 2007)