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Basic Principles, Present Status and Perspectives of Silicon Nanophotonics

Published on October 20, 2009 at 7:56 AM
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Research and Markets, the leading source for international market research and market data, has announced the addition of Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd.'s new report "Silicon Nanophotonics: Basic Principles, Present Status and Perspectives" to their offering.

Silicon Nanophotonics: Basic Principles, Present Status and Perspectives was edited by Leonid Khriachtchev (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Reviews:

"Silicon Nanophotonics, edited by Leonid Khriachtchev, is a most useful, up-to-date collection of review articles covering the various aspects of silicon-based photonics, written by leading experts in the area. Both theoretical and experimental issues of silicon nanocrystals were considered, as well as device applications in both solid-state photonics and biology. This volume is an essential read for those working to make silicon shine as optoelectronics material." Risto M Nieminen Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

Nanoscale materials are showing great promise in various optoelectronics applications, especially for the fast developing fields of optical communication and optical computers. With silicon as the leading material for microelectronics, the integration of optical functions into silicon technology is a very important challenge.

This book concentrates on the optoelectronic properties of silicon nanocrystals, associated phenomena and related topics, from basic principles to the most recent discoveries. The areas of focus include silicon-based light-emitting devices, light modulators, optical wavevguides and interconnectors, optical amplifiers, and memory elements. The book comprises theoretical and experimental analysis of various properties of silicon nanocrystals, research methods and preparation techniques, and some promising applications.

Key topics covered include:

  • Silicon Nanocrystals Enabling Silicon Photonics (N Daldosso & L Pavesi)
  • Theoretical Studies of Absorption, Emission and Gain in Silicon Nanostructures (E Degoli et al.)
  • Computational Studies of Free-Standing Silicon Nanoclusters (O Lehtonen & D Sundholm)
  • Optical Gain in Silicon Nanocrystal Waveguides Measured by the Variable Stripe Length Technique (H Chen et al.)
  • Si-nc Based Light Emitters and Er Doping for Gain Materials (O Jambois et al.)
  • Silicon Nanocrystals: Structural and Optical Properties and Device Applications (F Iacona et al.)
  • Optical Spectroscopy of Individual Silicon Nanocrystals (J Valenta & J Linnros)
  • Silicon Nanocrystal Memories (P Dimitrakis et al.)
  • Engineering the Optical Response of Nanostructured Silicon (J Diener et al.)
  • Guiding and Amplification of Light Due to Silicon Nanocrystals Embedded in Waveguides (T Ostatnický et al.)
  • Silicon Nanocrystals in Silica: Optical Properties and Laser-Induced Thermal Effects (L Khriachtchev)
  • Light Emission from Silicon-Rich Nitride Nanostructures (L D Negro et al.)
  • Energy Efficiency in Silicon Photonics (B Jalali et al.)
  • Light Emitting Defects in Ion-Irradiated Alpha-Quartz and Silicon Nanoclusters (J Keinonen et al.)
  • Auger Processes in Silicon Nanocrystals Assemblies (D Kovalev & M Fujii)
  • Biological Applications of Silicon Nanostructures (S M Weiss)

Readership: Researchers in physics, chemistry and material science.

Key Features:

  • Discusses great potential in lots of optoelectronic applications ranging from optical computation, optical amplifiers and memory elements
  • Contributions by leading authors in the field written with the student in mind comprising of a good balance of theoretical and experimental chapters
  • Includes an extensive bibliography for further reading
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