Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology for photonic integrated circuits (PICs)

W. Bogaerts,    Ghent University-IMEC, Belgium

S.K. Selvaraja,    Indian Institute of Science, India


In this chapter we will discuss the potential and challenges for silicon-on-insulator (SOI) as a substrate for photonic integrated circuits (PICs). Silicon photonics has attracted a lot of attention in recent past years and has grown quickly from a niche research field to a technology with considerable industrial traction. It is now regarded as one of the most promising routes towards large-scale deployment of photonic ICs.

Key words

CMOS-photonics; silicon waveguides; silicon modulators; wavelength filters; grating fiber-chip couplers

13.1 Introduction

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