Silicon-based photonic network devices and materials

N. Yamamoto*, K. Akahane, Y. Naka, M. Kishi, H. Sugawara, T. Kawanishi, Y. Nakamura, M. Tsuchiya

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)


Silicon photonics technology is expected to be key to high-performance, low-power photonic networks. It is also expected that using Si photonics technology will make it possible to integrate photonic key components, such as optical waveguides, optical switches, polarization rotators, light emitters, and optical gain on Si chip C-MOS devices. We propose approaches to fabricating these key components on Si wafers. That is, we introduce some key technologies; (a) all-optical switching in a Si nanowire waveguide, (b) a Si waveguide polarization rotator, (c) material synthesis and waveguide formation of rare earth-doped SiOx thin-films for Si-based light emitters, and (d) a technique for fabricating nano-structured III-V semiconductors, such as Sb-based quantum dot structures, on Si wafers. We also propose a concept for applying Si photonics, i.e., a way to use Si photonics in information and communications technology (ICT).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActive and Passive Optical Components for Communications VII
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventActive and Passive Optical Components for Communications VII - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2007 Sept 102007 Sept 12

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherActive and Passive Optical Components for Communications VII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


  • All-optical switch
  • Erbium-doped glass
  • III-V semiconductor
  • Optical non-linearity
  • Polarization rotator
  • Quantum dot
  • Rare earth atom
  • Silicon photonics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Silicon-based photonic network devices and materials'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this