Optical Information Technology

State-of-the-Art Report

  • S. Desmond Smith
  • Roderick F. Neale

Part of the ESPRIT Basic Research Series book series (ESPRIT BASIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nonlinearities in GaAs Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. Wingen, S. Zumkley, J. C. Michel, J. L. Oudar, R. Planel, D. Jäger
      Pages 20-26
    3. B. Acklin, N. Collings, C. Bagnoud
      Pages 27-36
  3. Interconnect Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. E. Noponen, A. Vasara, E. Byckling, J. Turunen, J. M. Miller, M. R. Taghizadeh
      Pages 39-46
    3. A. G. Kirk, A. K. Powell, T. J. Hall
      Pages 47-56
    4. K.-H. Brenner, C. Doubrava, T. M. Merklein
      Pages 67-75
    5. G. Lebreton, E. Marom, N. Konforti, D. Mendlovic
      Pages 76-84
    6. A. C. Walker, M. R. Taghizadeh, E. J. Restall, B. Robertson, J. M. Miller
      Pages 85-93
    7. M. R. Taghizadeh, J. Turunen, H. Ichikawa, J. M. Miller, B. Robertson, P. Blair et al.
      Pages 94-99
  4. II–VI-Compound Nonlinearities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. B. C. Cavenett, K. A. Prior, S. Y. Wang, J. Simpson
      Pages 103-109
    3. J. Oberlé, B. Kippelen, A. C. Walker, A. Daunois
      Pages 110-117
    4. C. Dörnfeld, C. R. Paton, Z. Xie, J. Erland, J. M. Hvam
      Pages 118-127
    5. A. Uhrig, A. Wörner, M. Saleh, C. Klingshirn, N. Neuroth, K. Remitz et al.
      Pages 133-139
  5. Optical Computer Architectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. I. Seyd-Darwish, P. Chavel, J. Taboury, F. Devos, T. Maurin, R. Reynaud
      Pages 143-152
    3. W. Eckert, C. Passon
      Pages 153-161
    4. S. Wakelin, F. A. P. Tooley, G. R. Smith
      Pages 194-206
  6. Thermo-Optic Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. H. Gualous, A. Koster, W. Chi, N. Paraire, S. Laval
      Pages 209-218
    3. J. Grohs, S. Apanasevich, F. Zhou, H. Ißler, A. Schmidt, C. Klingshirn
      Pages 219-231
  7. III–V Bistability and Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. D. J. Goodwill, F. V. Karpushko, S. D. Smith, A. C. Walker
      Pages 249-254
    3. R. Kuszelewicz, B. G. Sfez, D. Pellat, J. L. Oudar
      Pages 255-264
    4. R. Teissier, R. Planel, F. Mollot
      Pages 265-271
    5. T. Wipiejewski, K. Panzlaff, K. J. Ebeling
      Pages 272-279
    6. M. Kuijk, P. Heremans, R. Vounckx, G. Borghs
      Pages 280-290
    7. N. Langloh, M. Kuijk, J. Cornelis, R. Vounckx
      Pages 291-299
  8. Architectural and Logic Structures

  9. Si-Based Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. S. Cova, A. Lacaita, M. Ghioni, G. Ripamonti
      Pages 344-349
    3. N. Paraire, P. Dansas, A. Roster, M. Rousseau, S. Laval
      Pages 350-356
    4. C. De Tandt, W. Ranson, P. Schrey, R. Vounckx, R. Cottam
      Pages 357-366
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 367-369

About this book


Research in optical information technology in Europe has been very active inrecent years. This volume records state-of-the-art research conducted in some 22 laboratories who have worked together within EC ESPRIT Basic Research Action 3199 up to 1992. The topics cover: (1) Active optical logic and switching devices - embracing new materials, nonlinear and electrooptic mechanisms as well as advanced device fabrication. These devices cover the range from all-optical nonlinear interferometer structures through hybrid optical-electronic modulators to integrated emitter-receiver structures. (2) The latest state of optical interconnect technology, embracing diffractive optics (binary and multi-level phase gratings), holographic space-variant elements and micro-refractive optics. (3) Contributions on optical information processing architecture and demonstrator projects. The materials base ranges from silicon to II-VI materials with the realisation of pn-junction devices in ZnSe. The research reported here lays the basis for long-term progress in devices for information processing.


Information Technology (IT) Rechnerarchitektur algorithms computer computer architecture computer-aided design (CAD) exciton hardware implementation optical computing optical properties optimization optoelectronics performance semiconductor

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Desmond Smith
    • 1
  • Roderick F. Neale
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsHeriot-Watt UniversityRiccarton, EdinburghUK

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78142-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78140-7
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