Special Issue "Integrated Photonics"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Optics and Photonics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schneider

Guest Editor
Terahertz-Photonics group, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Schleinitzstraße 22, 38106 Braunschweig
Interests: integrated photonics, photon-phonon coupling, time-frequency coherence, nonlinear photonics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A few years ago, optical signal processing was synonymous for bulky experimental setups with complicated arrangements and kilometres of optical fibre. Although it has very astonishing effects (completely impossible with other approaches), and the processing of ultra-high bandwidths have been shown, these complicated setups would have never been an alternative to electronics. Very recently, this has changed completely. Today, in particular the energy requirements of high-bandwidth signal processing, show the limits of electronic signal processing.

Integrated photonics might be able to cost-effectively meet the ever-increasing data and bandwidth demands of the world-wide growing Internet. As a result of the compatibility with electronic processing, a co-integration of optical and electrical signal processing on one single platform enables ultra-high data-rate transmitter modules for data centres, or even on chip communications, for a new generation of microprocessors, Tera-Samples per second digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters, arbitrary waveform generators, and many more.   

On a device level, the strong confinement of the optical waves in integrated nano-waveguides shows very interesting nonlinear properties, which enable acoustic lasers, a strong interaction between light and sound waves, integrated frequency combs, optical signal processing, integrated sensors, and many other fascinating new applications. This Special Issue is dedicated to all aspects of this fascinating new field of photonics.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schneider
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • New materials for photonic integration
  • Silicon photonics
  • Electronic–photonic co-integration
  • Integrated microwave photonics
  • Photon–phonon coupling in nano-waveguides
  • Simulation of integrated photonic devices
  • Applications and fabrication

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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