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Advancements in Silicon Photonics

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the gradual and time-needed advancements made in the field of photonics. It also highlights the evolution taken place in the devices which are being used and prepared for future trends as well. The traditional and nontraditional motivations regarding selection of silicon as the enabling material for the usefulness of photonics and SOI waveguides and their types are also presented with great emphasis and depth.

Keywords

Silicon photonics Silicon-on-insulator waveguides Waveguides for silicon photonics 

Abbreviations

SOI

Silicon on insulator

CMOS

Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor

PhCs

Photonic crystal

PIC

Photonic integrated circuit

NLO

Nonlinear optics

ULSI

Ultra-large-scale integrated

IC

Integrated circuit

MEMS

Micro-electro-mechanical structures

MOEMS

Micro-opto-electro-mechanical structures

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HITEC UniversityTaxilaPakistan
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.HITEC UniversityTaxilaPakistan

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