This book is a concise introduction to the fundamental theories of integrated optics that focuses on modern silicon photonic technology. It offers analytical mathematical treatments and practical guidelines for the design of silicon–photonic circuits including examples to further emphasize the material presented.
Silicon Photonics: Electromagnetic theory is a concise introduction to the fundamental theories of integrated optics that focuses on modern silicon photonic technology. It includes well-known general theories on properties of waveguides and couplers as well as new theories on high-index contrast waveguides, directional couplers, and micro-ring resonators. The book may be used as a first introduction to integrated optics, with only basic electrodynamics as prerequisite. It would fit well as lecture material in a short introduction course, as additional material in an extensive electrodynamics course, or as fundamental background material in a more applied course. The later chapters are of interest to experts in the field of integrated optics that want to learn the latest theories for high-index contrast waveguides such as silicon photonic waveguides.
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Coupled mode theory following Hardy & Streifer
Lossless transmission matrix
Semiconductor physics of pn-junctions