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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 613–624

Silicon nanophotonic devices for chip-scale optical communication applications [Invited]

Y. Fainman, M. P. Nezhad, D. T. H. Tan, K. Ikeda, O. Bondarenko, and A. Grieco  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 4, pp. 613-624 (2013)

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This paper reviews recent work in the area of silicon photonic devices and circuits for monolithic and heterogeneous integration of circuits and systems on a chip. In this context, it presents fabrication results for producing low-loss silicon waveguides without etching. Resonators and add–drop distributed filters utilizing sidewall modulation fabricated in a single lithography and etching step are demonstrated. It also presents an optical pulse compressor that monolithically integrates self-phase modulation and anomalous dispersion compensation devices on a silicon chip. As an example of heterogeneous integration, we demonstrate vertical emitting metallo-dielectric nanolasers integrated onto a silicon platform. Future research directions toward large-scale photonic circuits and systems on a chip also are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2012
Published: January 25, 2013

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Y. Fainman, M. P. Nezhad, D. T. H. Tan, K. Ikeda, O. Bondarenko, and A. Grieco, "Silicon nanophotonic devices for chip-scale optical communication applications [Invited]," Appl. Opt. 52, 613-624 (2013)

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