Special Issue "Silicon Photonics Components and Applications"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2017
Dr. Paolo Minzioni
Integrated Photonics Lab, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, Università di Pavia, Via Ferrata, 5 A, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
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Interests: nonlinear optics; silicon photonics; integrated devices; optical resonators; fiber transmission systems; optical phase conjugation; spectral inversion; optical trapping; biophotonics; microfuidics; acustofluidics; optofluidics
It is my pleasure to invite you to contribute to the Special Issue of Applied Sciences that will be dedicated to Silicon Photonics. New research results submissions (both as short letters or full-length papers, and dealing with both experimental and theoretical analyses) are welcome, and critical reviews of results already reported in the literature are specially solicited.
Silicon Photonics emerged in the last decade as the almost “natural evolution” of the miniaturized optical components. At the state of the art, even if Silicon has not cancelled the use of discrete optical components and if it cannot compete with other materials for specific applications, it is nevertheless impossible to ignore the relevance of the Silicon Photonics field in the current photonics research. The first field where Silicon-Photonics established as a key technology is that related to short-distance optical communication system, but nowadays the developed technologies allow considering the use of Silicon-Photonics also for completely different applications, ranging from gas and liquid sensing to biological analyses.
The aim of this Special Issue is to put together a collection of papers covering different applications (so as to offer a broad panorama of the possible Silicon Photonics purposes) and highlighting the most recent scientific discoveries and trends in this continuously and rapidly evolving field.
Dr. Paolo Minzioni
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- silicon photonics
- integrated devices
- optical waveguides
- nonlinear effects
- optical filters
- optical coupling
- optical packaging
- hybrid integration
- silicon based transceivers
- silicon micro-opto-fluidics
- silicon-based biophotonics
- silicon-photonics metamaterials
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Review
Title: Silicon Photonics Optical Signal Processing Devices for Future Optical Networks
Authors: Cosimo Lacava, Mohamed Ettabib and Periklis Petropoulos
Affiliation: Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, Southampton, UK
Abstract: In this paper we present a comprehensive review on silicon-based nonlinear devices, for all optical nonlinear processing of complex telecommunication signals. We discuss the latest developments achieved by our research group on optical signal processing by using silicon-germanium and amorphous silicon based waveguides. We show four wave mixing wavelength conversion, signal phase regeneration and optical conjugation functionalities applied on complex signals such as 16-QAM, 32-QAM and 64 QAM that dramatically enhance the telecom signal spectral efficiency, paving the way to the next generation terabit all optical networks.