Chapter 3

Silicon Photonic Modulation Circuitry

This chapter focuses on various integrated modulation circuitry on silicon chips. It provides an analysis of several practical schemes. It focuses on several recently developed processing schemes in silicon that are allowing future incorporation of photonic devices with existing electronic processing chips. The intense involvement of industry in this field emphasizes its commercial value and the potential impact of this direction of research. Due to historic reasons, silicon has become the major platform for microelectronic processing boards. The fabrication facilities and factories are adjusted to operate with this material and its cost justifies its wide commercial usage. However, silicon has one ...

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