Add to Cart

Semiconductor Integrated Optics for Switching Light (Second Edition)

Charlie Ironside


Semiconductor Integrated Optics for Switching Light (Second Edition) provides concise description of the physics and engineering of semiconductor optical waveguides for photonic and electronic switching with a focus on optical communication applications. It provides Python notebooks that illustrate the concepts discussed in the book. The book includes the following topics: linear and nonlinear optics, linear electro-optic effect electroabsorption and electrorefraction, nonlinear refraction, nonlinear optical devices.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive introduction to the research literature on semiconductor integrated optics 
  • State of the art introduction into how this technology is deployed to make devices for optical communication systems 
  • Software – the Mathematica and Python notebooks which give the reader not only insight into how existing devices operate but also tools that can be used to design new devices
  • Unique and cogent combination of fundamental physical principles and applications of semiconductor optical waveguides 

About Editors

Professor Ironside has over 30 years' experience in semiconductor optoelectronics research and in particular microfabrication of semiconductor photonic components such as laser diodes for optical communications systems, optical sensing and optical metrology systems. He has published over 120 research journal publications and 200 conference papers and has won awards for transferring research knowledge for commercial exploitation.

Table of Contents


Hardback ISBN: 9780750335171

Ebook ISBN: 9780750335195

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-3519-5

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


« Back