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Programmable Integrated Photonics$
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José Capmany and Daniel Pérez

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198844402

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198844402.001.0001

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Introduction to Programmable Integrated Photonics

Introduction to Programmable Integrated Photonics

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(p.1) 1 Introduction to Programmable Integrated Photonics
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Programmable Integrated Photonics
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José Capmany

Daniel Pérez

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198844402.003.0001

Programmable integrated photonics (PIP) aims at designing common integrated optical hardware configurations, which—by suitable programming—can implement a variety of functionalities that can be elaborated for basic or more complex operations in many application fields. It follows a different approach to that of application specific photonic integrated circuits (ASPICs), which have dominated during the last few decades. The interest in PIP is driven by the surge of a considerable number of emerging applications in the fields of telecommunications, quantum information processing, sensing and neurophotonics that will require flexible, reconfigurable, low-cost, compact and low-power-consuming devices, much as field programmable gate array (FPGA) devices operate in electronics. This chapter serves as a general introduction to the book and reviews the main basic principles and recent advances in PIP, including fabrication platforms, design principles, architecture choices, challenges and limitations. and provides a brief introduction to the applications of this new field.

Keywords:   photonics, integrated optics, programmable systems, reconfigurable circuits, photonic materials

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