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Editors' Picks Collection: Silicon Photonics

Since 1997, Optics Express has been a respected journal emphasizing scientific and technological innovations in optics and photonics. To honor its 20th anniversary year, the editors of Optics Express selected articles from a variety of topic areas that have been key to the Journal's success.

Note that this selection of articles is not meant to be exhaustive but authoritative, showing that significant contributions were made and continue to be made in these areas.


  1. Losses in single-mode silicon-on-insulator strip waveguides and bends
    Yurii A. Vlasov and Sharee J. McNab
    Opt. Express 12(8) 1622-1631 (2004)
  2. Demonstration of a silicon Raman laser
    Ozdal Boyraz and Bahram Jalali
    Opt. Express 12(21) 5269-5273 (2004)
  3. High speed silicon Mach-Zehnder modulator
    Ling Liao, Dean Samara-Rubio, Michael Morse, Ansheng Liu, Dexter Hodge, Doron Rubin, Ulrich D. Keil, and Thorkild Franck
    Opt. Express 13(8) 3129-3135 (2005)
  4. 12.5 Gbit/s carrier-injection-based silicon micro-ring silicon modulators
    Qianfan Xu, Sasikanth Manipatruni, Brad Schmidt, Jagat Shakya, and Michal Lipson
    Opt. Express 15(2) 430-436 (2007)
  5. High performance, waveguide integrated Ge photodetectors
    Donghwan Ahn, Ching-yin Hong, Jifeng Liu, Wojciech Giziewicz, Mark Beals, Lionel C. Kimerling, Jurgen Michel, Jian Chen, and Franz X. Kärtner
    Opt. Express 15(7) 3916-3921 (2007)
  6. 31GHz Ge n-i-p waveguide photodetectors on Silicon-on-Insulator substrate
    Tao Yin, Rami Cohen, Mike M. Morse, Gadi Sarid, Yoel Chetrit, Doron Rubin, and Mario J. Paniccia
    Opt. Express 15(21) 13965-13971 (2007)
  7. Silicon microring resonators with 1.5-μm radius
    Qianfan Xu, David Fattal, and Raymond G. Beausoleil
    Opt. Express 16(6) 4309-4315 (2008)
  8. 42 GHz p.i.n Germanium photodetector integrated in a silicon-on-insulator waveguide
    Laurent Vivien, Johann Osmond, Jean-Marc Fédéli, Delphine Marris-Morini, Paul Crozat, Jean-François Damlencourt, Eric Cassan, Y. Lecunff, and Suzanne Laval
    Opt. Express 17(8) 6252-6257 (2009)
  9. Low Vpp, ultralow-energy, compact, high-speed silicon electro-optic modulator
    Po Dong, Shirong Liao, Dazeng Feng, Hong Liang, Dawei Zheng, Roshanak Shafiiha, Cheng-Chih Kung, Wei Qian, Guoliang Li, Xuezhe Zheng, Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, and Mehdi Asghari
    Opt. Express 17(25) 22484-22490 (2009)
  10. An electrically pumped germanium laser
    Rodolfo E. Camacho-Aguilera, Yan Cai, Neil Patel, Jonathan T. Bessette, Marco Romagnoli, Lionel C. Kimerling, and Jurgen Michel
    Opt. Express 20(10) 11316-11320 (2012)
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