Engineer Dominik Rabus publishes book on optical devices

Engineer Dominik Rabus publishes book on optical devices
Engineer Dominik Rabus publishes book on optical devices
Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Dominik Rabus, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering, has published a book entitled Integrated Ring Resonators (Springer, 2007). Rabus holds a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His book, a new volume in the Springer Series in Optical Sciences, deals with a special form of optical device, called a ring resonator, which has emerged in the last few years in integrated optics.

Ring resonator filters do not require facets or gratings for optical feedback and are thus particularly suited for monolithic integration with other integrated optical components such as lasers, photodiodes, and optical waveguides. Ring resonators have applications in optical telecommunication networks as filters, modulators, lasers, and wavelength converters. Their use as sensors has also been demonstrated recently. The book describes the current state-of-the-art of these devices with respect to design, fabrication, and application.