|About the Book|
The subject of the book is to provide a basicunderstanding of the devices used in optoelectronicintegrated circuits and optical signal processing such aswaveguides, couplers, switches, modulators, laser diodes, and photodetectors.The description starts from well known basic physicalprinciples. The derivations are detailed and can be followedwithout additional refereneces. Modern quantum deviceaspects are included in the text. The results on waveguides, directional couplers, laser diodes, or photodiodes are ofparticular interest to the reader since these are theelements of greatest importance for applications in opticaldata transmission and photonic information-processingsystems.The book contains numerous qantitative examples and, inaddition, a large number of end-of-chapter problems. It iswritten in a self-contained form and provides acomprehensive and detailed picture of all aspects of modernadvanced optoelectronics and photonics. The presentation isequally valuable as a textbook for students and as areference book for scientists and electrical engineers whoseinterests are in integrated optics, optical communicationsor optical information processing.