About this book
The English edition is based upon the second edition of the German version of the book. The author would like to thank Mr. A.H. Armstrong for providing the basic English manuscript of the text, his critical reading, and valuable comments. Thanks are also due to Mrs. A. Demmer, Mr. J. Matern, Mrs. B. Titze and Mrs. S. Pfetsch for preparing the camera ready manuscript and the figures. Springer Verlag has generously supported the project and cooperating with them has been a great pleasure. Ulm, April 1992 K.J. Ebeling Preface to the First German Edition This book is a comprehensive introduction to waveguide optics and photonics in semiconductor crystals. Interest is centered on integrated optoelectronic devices for the transmission and processing of optical signals. These optical communi cations engineering devices are becoming increasingly important for optical disk storage systems, for optical chip-chip interconnections and of course for optical fiber transmission and exchange.
Integrierte Optik Modulator Optoelektronik Photodiode Photonik Transmission diodes electronics integrated circuit integrated optics laser laser diode optical communication optics photonics