Silicon On Insulator SOI Technology

Silicon On Insulator  SOI  Technology
Author: O. Kononchuk,B.-Y. Nguyen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN 10: 0857099256
ISBN 13: 9780857099259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silicon On Insulator SOI Technology Book Review:

Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) Technology: Manufacture and Applications covers SOI transistors and circuits, manufacture, and reliability. The book also looks at applications such as memory, power devices, and photonics. The book is divided into two parts; part one covers SOI materials and manufacture, while part two covers SOI devices and applications. The book begins with chapters that introduce techniques for manufacturing SOI wafer technology, the electrical properties of advanced SOI materials, and modeling short-channel SOI semiconductor transistors. Both partially depleted and fully depleted SOI technologies are considered. Chapters 6 and 7 concern junctionless and fin-on-oxide field effect transistors. The challenges of variability and electrostatic discharge in CMOS devices are also addressed. Part two covers recent and established technologies. These include SOI transistors for radio frequency applications, SOI CMOS circuits for ultralow-power applications, and improving device performance by using 3D integration of SOI integrated circuits. Finally, chapters 13 and 14 consider SOI technology for photonic integrated circuits and for micro-electromechanical systems and nano-electromechanical sensors. The extensive coverage provided by Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) Technology makes the book a central resource for those working in the semiconductor industry, for circuit design engineers, and for academics. It is also important for electrical engineers in the automotive and consumer electronics sectors. Covers SOI transistors and circuits, as well as manufacturing processes and reliability Looks at applications such as memory, power devices, and photonics

Silicon on Insulator Technology Materials to VLSI

Silicon on Insulator Technology  Materials to VLSI
Author: J.-P. Colinge
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2004-02-29
ISBN 10: 9781402077739
ISBN 13: 1402077734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silicon on Insulator Technology Materials to VLSI Book Review:

Silicon-on-Insulator Technology: Materials to VLSI, Third Edition, retraces the evolution of SOI materials, devices and circuits over a period of roughly twenty years. Twenty years of progress, research and development during which SOI material fabrication techniques have been born and abandoned, devices have been invented and forgotten, but, most importantly, twenty years during which SOI Technology has little by little proven it could outperform bulk silicon in every possible way. The turn of the century turned out to be a milestone for the semiconductor industry, as high-quality SOI wafers suddenly became available in large quantities. From then on, it took only a few years to witness the use of SOI technology in a wealth of applications ranging from audio amplifiers and wristwatches to 64-bit microprocessors. This book presents a complete and state-of-the-art review of SOI materials, devices and circuits. SOI fabrication and characterization techniques, SOI CMOS processing, and the physics of the SOI MOSFET receive an in-depth analysis. Silicon-on-Insulator Technology: Materials to VLSI, Third Edition, also describes the properties of other SOI devices, such as multiple gate MOSFETs, dynamic threshold devices and power MOSFETs. The advantages and performance of SOI circuits used in both niche and mainstream applications are discussed in detail. The SOI specialist will find this book invaluable as a source of compiled references covering the different aspects of SOI technology. For the non-specialist, the book serves an excellent introduction to the topic with detailed, yet simple and clear explanations. Silicon-on-Insulator Technology: Materials to VLSI, Third Edition is recommended for use as a textbook for classes on semiconductor device processing and physics at the graduate level.

Wafer Bonding

Wafer Bonding
Author: Marin Alexe,Ulrich Gösele
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 3662108275
ISBN 13: 9783662108277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wafer Bonding Book Review:

The topics include bonding-based fabrication methods of silicon-on-insulator, photonic crystals, VCSELs, SiGe-based FETs, MEMS together with hybrid integration and laser lift-off. The non-specialist will learn about the basics of wafer bonding and its various application areas, while the researcher in the field will find up-to-date information about this fast-moving area, including relevant patent information.

Radiation Imaging Detectors Using SOI Technology

Radiation Imaging Detectors Using SOI Technology
Author: Yasuo Arai,Ikuo Kurachi
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN 10: 1627056912
ISBN 13: 9781627056915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radiation Imaging Detectors Using SOI Technology Book Review:

Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) technology is widely used in high-performance and low-power semiconductor devices. The SOI wafers have two layers of active silicon (Si), and normally the bottom Si layer is a mere physical structure. The idea of making intelligent pixel detectors by using the bottom Si layer as sensors for X-ray, infrared light, high-energy particles, neutrons, etc. emerged from very early days of the SOI technology. However, there have been several difficult issues with fabricating such detectors and they have not become very popular until recently. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the basic concepts and research issues of SOI radiation image detectors. It introduces basic issues to implement the SOI detector and presents how to solve these issues. It also reveals fundamental techniques, improvement of radiation tolerance, applications, and examples of the detectors. Since the SOI detector has both a thick sensing region and CMOS transistors in a monolithic die, many ideas have emerged to utilize this technology. This book is a good introduction for people who want to develop or use SOI detectors.

CMOS VLSI Engineering

CMOS VLSI Engineering
Author: James B. Kuo,Ker-Wei Su
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 1475728239
ISBN 13: 9781475728231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CMOS VLSI Engineering Book Review:

Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) CMOS technology has been regarded as another major technology for VLSI in addition to bulk CMOS technology. Owing to the buried oxide structure, SOI technology offers superior CMOS devices with higher speed, high density, and reduced second order effects for deep-submicron low-voltage, low-power VLSI circuits applications. In addition to VLSI applications, and because of its outstanding properties, SOI technology has been used to realize communication circuits, microwave devices, BICMOS devices, and even fiber optics applications. CMOS VLSI Engineering: Silicon-On-Insulator addresses three key factors in engineering SOI CMOS VLSI - processing technology, device modelling, and circuit designs are all covered with their mutual interactions. Starting from the SOI CMOS processing technology and the SOI CMOS digital and analog circuits, behaviors of the SOI CMOS devices are presented, followed by a CAD program, ST-SPICE, which incorporates models for deep-submicron fully-depleted mesa-isolated SOI CMOS devices and special purpose SOI devices including polysilicon TFTs. CMOS VLSI Engineering: Silicon-On-Insulator is written for undergraduate senior students and first-year graduate students interested in CMOS VLSI. It will also be suitable for electrical engineering professionals interested in microelectronics.

SIMOX

SIMOX
Author: Katsutoshi Izumi,Peter L.F. Hemment,Atsushi Ogura,Harold J. Hovel,Devendra K. Sadana
Publsiher: IET
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780863413346
ISBN 13: 086341334X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SIMOX Book Review:

SIMOX represents the first effort to compile a broad spectrum of knowledge from various groups of researchers and technologists in the world. It provides the reader with a basic understanding of SIMOX technology and in addition gives a good starting point for further investigation and applications.

Electrical Characterization of Silicon on Insulator Materials and Devices

Electrical Characterization of Silicon on Insulator Materials and Devices
Author: Sorin Cristoloveanu,Sheng Li
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 381
Release: 1995-06-30
ISBN 10: 9780792395485
ISBN 13: 0792395484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electrical Characterization of Silicon on Insulator Materials and Devices Book Review:

Silicon on Insulator is more than a technology, more than a job, and more than a venture in microelectronics; it is something different and refreshing in device physics. This book recalls the activity and enthu siasm of our SOl groups. Many contributing students have since then disappeared from the SOl horizon. Some of them believed that SOl was the great love of their scientific lives; others just considered SOl as a fantastic LEGO game for adults. We thank them all for kindly letting us imagine that we were guiding them. This book was very necessary to many people. SOl engineers will certainly be happy: indeed, if the performance of their SOl components is not always outstanding, they can now safely incriminate the relations given in the book rather than their process. Martine, Gunter, and Y. S. Chang can contemplate at last the amount of work they did with the figures. Our SOl accomplices already know how much we borrowed from their expertise and would find it indecent to have their detailed contri butions listed. Jean-Pierre and Dimitris incited the book, while sharing their experience in the reliability of floating bodies. Our families and friends now realize the SOl capability of dielectrically isolating us for about two years in a BOX. Our kids encouraged us to start writing. Our wives definitely gave us the courage to stop writing. They had a hard time fighting the symptoms of a rapidly developing SOl allergy.

Semiconductor On Insulator Materials for Nanoelectronics Applications

Semiconductor On Insulator Materials for Nanoelectronics Applications
Author: Alexei Nazarov,J.-P. Colinge,Francis Balestra,Jean-Pierre Raskin,Francisco Gamiz,V.S. Lysenko
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2011-03-03
ISBN 10: 9783642158681
ISBN 13: 3642158684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Semiconductor On Insulator Materials for Nanoelectronics Applications Book Review:

"Semiconductor-On-Insulator Materials for NanoElectronics Applications” is devoted to the fast evolving field of modern nanoelectronics, and more particularly to the physics and technology of nanoelectronic devices built on semiconductor-on-insulator (SemOI) systems. The book contains the achievements in this field from leading companies and universities in Europe, USA, Brazil and Russia. It is articulated around four main topics: 1. New semiconductor-on-insulator materials; 2. Physics of modern SemOI devices; 3. Advanced characterization of SemOI devices; 4. Sensors and MEMS on SOI. "Semiconductor-On-Insulator Materials for NanoElectonics Applications” is useful not only to specialists in nano- and microelectronics but also to students and to the wider audience of readers who are interested in new directions in modern electronics and optoelectronics.

Physical and Technical Problems of SOI Structures and Devices

Physical and Technical Problems of SOI Structures and Devices
Author: J.-P. Colinge,Vladimir S. Lysenko,Alexei N. Nazarov
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401101094
ISBN 13: 9789401101097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical and Technical Problems of SOI Structures and Devices Book Review:

In Physical and Technical Problems of SOI Structures and Devices, specialists in silicon-on-insulator technology from both East and West meet for the first time, giving the reader the chance to become acquainted with work from the former Soviet Union, hitherto only available in Russian and barely available to western scientists. Keynote lectures and state-of-the-art presentations give a wide-ranging panorama of the challenges posed by SOI materials and devices, material fabrication techniques, characterisation, device and circuit issues.

Science and Technology of Semiconductor On Insulator Structures and Devices Operating in a Harsh Environment

Science and Technology of Semiconductor On Insulator Structures and Devices Operating in a Harsh Environment
Author: Denis Flandre,Alexei N. Nazarov,Peter L.F. Hemment
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2006-03-30
ISBN 10: 1402030134
ISBN 13: 9781402030130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Technology of Semiconductor On Insulator Structures and Devices Operating in a Harsh Environment Book Review:

This proceedings volume archives the contributions of the speakers who attended the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on “Science and Technology of Semiconductor-On-Insulator Structures and Devices Operating in a Harsh Environment” held at the Sanatorium Puscha Ozerna, th th Kyiv, Ukraine, from 25 to 29 April 2004. The semiconductor industry has maintained a very rapid growth during the last three decades through impressive technological achievements which have resulted in products with higher performance and lower cost per function. After many years of development semiconductor-on-insulator materials have entered volume production and will increasingly be used by the manufacturing industry. The wider use of semiconductor (especially silicon) on insulator materials will not only enable the benefits of these materials to be further demonstrated but, also, will drive down the cost of substrates which, in turn, will stimulate the development of other novel devices and applications. In itself this trend will encourage the promotion of the skills and ideas generated by researchers in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and their incorporation in future collaborations.

Ultra thin Chip Technology and Applications

Ultra thin Chip Technology and Applications
Author: Joachim Burghartz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 467
Release: 2010-11-18
ISBN 10: 9781441972767
ISBN 13: 1441972765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultra thin Chip Technology and Applications Book Review:

Ultra-thin chips are the "smart skin" of a conventional silicon chip. This book shows how very thin and flexible chips can be fabricated and used in many new applications in microelectronics, Microsystems, biomedical and other fields. It provides a comprehensive reference to the fabrication technology, post processing, characterization and the applications of ultra-thin chips.

MOS Devices for Low Voltage and Low Energy Applications

MOS Devices for Low Voltage and Low Energy Applications
Author: Yasuhisa Omura,Abhijit Mallik,Naoto Matsuo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 1119107350
ISBN 13: 9781119107354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MOS Devices for Low Voltage and Low Energy Applications Book Review:

Helps readers understand the physics behind MOS devices for low-voltage and low-energy applications • Based on timely published and unpublished work written by expert authors • Discusses various promising MOS devices applicable to low-energy environmental and biomedical uses • Describes the physical effects (quantum, tunneling) of MOS devices • Demonstrates the performance of devices, helping readers to choose right devices applicable to an industrial or consumer environment • Addresses some Ge-based devices and other compound-material-based devices for high-frequency applications and future development of high performance devices. 'Seemingly innocuous everyday devices such as smartphones, tablets and services such as on-line gaming or internet keyword searches consume vast amounts of energy. Even when in standby mode, all these devices consume energy. The upcoming “Internet of Things” (IoT) is expected to deploy 60 billion electronic devices spread out in our homes, cars and cities. Britain is already consuming up to 16 per cent of all its power through internet use and this rate is doubling every four years. According to The UK’s Daily Mail May (2015), if usage rates continue, all of Britain's power supply could be consumed by internet use in just 20 years. In 2013, U.S. data centers consumed an estimated 91 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, corresponding to the power generated by seventeen 1000-megawatt nuclear power plants. Data center electricity consumption is projected to increase to roughly 140 billion kilowatt-hours annually by 2020, the equivalent annual output of 50 nuclear power plants. (Natural Resources Defense Council, USA, Feb. 2015) All these examples stress the urgent need for developing electronic devices that consume as little energy as possible. The book “MOS Devices for Low-Voltage and Low-Energy Applications” explores the different transistor options that can be utilized to achieve that goal. It describes in detail the physics and performance of transistors that can be operated at low voltage and consume little power, such as subthreshold operation in bulk transistors, fully depleted SOI devices, tunnel FETs, multigate and gate-all-around MOSFETs. Examples of low-energy circuits making use of these devices are given as well. The book “MOS Devices for Low-Voltage and Low-Energy Applications” is a good reference for graduate students, researchers, semiconductor and electrical engineers who will design the electronic systems of tomorrow.' --- Dr. Jean-Pierre Colinge, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) “The authors present a creative way to show how different MOS devices can be used for low-voltage and low-power applications. They start with Bulk MOSFET, following with SOI MOSFET, FinFET, gate-all-around MOSFET, Tunnel-FET and others. It is presented the physics behind the devices, models, simulations, experimental results and applications. This book is interesting for researchers, graduate and undergraduate students. The low-energy field is an important topic for integrated circuits in the future and none can stay out of this.” --- Prof. Joao A. Martino, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Fully Depleted SOI CMOS Circuits and Technology for Ultralow Power Applications

Fully Depleted SOI CMOS Circuits and Technology for Ultralow Power Applications
Author: Takayasu Sakurai,Akira Matsuzawa,Takakuni Douseki
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN 10: 0387292187
ISBN 13: 9780387292182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fully Depleted SOI CMOS Circuits and Technology for Ultralow Power Applications Book Review:

Fully-depleted SOI CMOS Circuits and Technology for Ultralow-Power Applications addresses the problem of reducing the supply voltage of conventional circuits for ultralow-power operation and explains power-efficient MTCMOS circuit design for FD-SOI devices at a supply voltage of 0.5 V. The topics include the minimum required knowledge of the fabrication of SOI substrates; FD-SOI devices and the latest developments in device and process technologies; and ultralow-voltage circuits, such as digital circuits, analog/RF circuits, and DC-DC converters. Each ultra-low-power technique related to devices and circuits is fully explained using figures to help understanding.

Low Power CMOS Circuits

Low Power CMOS Circuits
Author: Christian Piguet
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 1420036505
ISBN 13: 9781420036503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Power CMOS Circuits Book Review:

The power consumption of microprocessors is one of the most important challenges of high-performance chips and portable devices. In chapters drawn from Piguet's recently published Low-Power Electronics Design, Low-Power CMOS Circuits: Technology, Logic Design, and CAD Tools addresses the design of low-power circuitry in deep submicron technologies. It provides a focused reference for specialists involved in designing low-power circuitry, from transistors to logic gates. The book is organized into three broad sections for convenient access. The first examines the history of low-power electronics along with a look at emerging and possible future technologies. It also considers other technologies, such as nanotechnologies and optical chips, that may be useful in designing integrated circuits. The second part explains the techniques used to reduce power consumption at low levels. These include clock gating, leakage reduction, interconnecting and communication on chips, and adiabatic circuits. The final section discusses various CAD tools for designing low-power circuits. This section includes three chapters that demonstrate the tools and low-power design issues at three major companies that produce logic synthesizers. Providing detailed examinations contributed by leading experts, Low-Power CMOS Circuits: Technology, Logic Design, and CAD Tools supplies authoritative information on how to design and model for high performance with low power consumption in modern integrated circuits. It is a must-read for anyone designing modern computers or embedded systems.

Progress in SOI Structures and Devices Operating at Extreme Conditions

Progress in SOI Structures and Devices Operating at Extreme Conditions
Author: Francis Balestra,Alexei N. Nazarov,Vladimir S. Lysenko
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401003394
ISBN 13: 9789401003391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progress in SOI Structures and Devices Operating at Extreme Conditions Book Review:

A review of the electrical properties, performance and physical mechanisms of the main silicon-on-insulator (SOI) materials and devices. Particular attention is paid to the reliability of SOI structures operating in harsh conditions. The first part of the book deals with material technology and describes the SIMOX and ELTRAN technologies, the smart-cut technique, SiCOI structures and MBE growth. The second part covers reliability of devices operating under extreme conditions, with an examination of low and high temperature operation of deep submicron MOSFETs and novel SOI technologies and circuits, SOI in harsh environments and the properties of the buried oxide. The third part deals with the characterization of advanced SOI materials and devices, covering laser-recrystallized SOI layers, ultrashort SOI MOSFETs and nanostructures, gated diodes and SOI devices produced by a variety of techniques. The last part reviews future prospects for SOI structures, analyzing wafer bonding techniques, applications of oxidized porous silicon, semi-insulating silicon materials, self-organization of silicon dots and wires on SOI and some new physical phenomena.

Device Physics Modeling Technology and Analysis for Silicon MESFET

Device Physics  Modeling  Technology  and Analysis for Silicon MESFET
Author: Iraj Sadegh Amiri,Hossein Mohammadi,Mahdiar Hosseinghadiry
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2018-12-13
ISBN 10: 3030045137
ISBN 13: 9783030045135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Device Physics Modeling Technology and Analysis for Silicon MESFET Book Review:

This book provides detailed and accurate information on the history, structure, operation, benefits and advanced structures of silicon MESFET, along with modeling and analysis of the device. The authors explain the detailed physics that are important in modeling of SOI-MESFETs, and present the derivations of compact model expressions so that users can recognize the physical meaning of the model equations and parameters. The discussion also includes advanced structures for SOI-MESFET for submicron applications.

Three dimensional Integrated Circuit Design

Three dimensional Integrated Circuit Design
Author: Vasilis F. Pavlidis,Eby G. Friedman
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-07-28
ISBN 10: 9780080921860
ISBN 13: 0080921868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three dimensional Integrated Circuit Design Book Review:

With vastly increased complexity and functionality in the "nanometer era" (i.e. hundreds of millions of transistors on one chip), increasing the performance of integrated circuits has become a challenging task. Connecting effectively (interconnect design) all of these chip elements has become the greatest determining factor in overall performance. 3-D integrated circuit design may offer the best solutions in the near future. This is the first book on 3-D integrated circuit design, covering all of the technological and design aspects of this emerging design paradigm, while proposing effective solutions to specific challenging problems concerning the design of 3-D integrated circuits. A handy, comprehensive reference or a practical design guide, this book provides a sound foundation for the design of 3-D integrated circuits. * Demonstrates how to overcome "interconnect bottleneck" with 3-D integrated circuit design...leading edge design techniques offer solutions to problems (performance/power consumption/price) faced by all circuit designers * The FIRST book on 3-D integrated circuit design...provides up-to-date information that is otherwise difficult to find * Focuses on design issues key to the product development cycle...good design plays a major role in exploiting the implementation flexibilities offered in the 3-D * Provides broad coverage of 3-D integrated circuit design, including interconnect prediction models, thermal management techniques, and timing optimization...offers practical view of designing 3-D circuits

Emerging Waveguide Technology

Emerging Waveguide Technology
Author: Kok Yeow You
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-08-01
ISBN 10: 1789234921
ISBN 13: 9781789234923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Waveguide Technology Book Review:

Recently, the rapid development of radiofrequency (RF)/microwave and photonic/optical waveguide technologies has had a significant impact on the current electronic industrial, medical and information and communication technology (ICT) fields. This book is a self-contained collection of valuable scholarly papers related to waveguide design, modeling, and applications. This book contains 20 chapters that cover three main subtopics of waveguide technologies, namely RF and microwave waveguide, photonic and optical waveguide and waveguide analytical solutions. Hence, this book is particularly useful to the academics, scientists, practicing researchers and postgraduate students whose work relates to the latest waveguide technologies.

Silicon on insulator Technology and Devices

Silicon on insulator Technology and Devices
Author: Electrochemical Society. Electronics Division
Publsiher: The Electrochemical Society
Total Pages: 374
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781566772259
ISBN 13: 1566772257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silicon on insulator Technology and Devices Book Review:

Silicon Based Photonics

Silicon Based Photonics
Author: Erich Kasper,Jinzhong Yu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN 10: 9814303259
ISBN 13: 9789814303255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silicon Based Photonics Book Review:

Silicon photonics has evolved rapidly as a research topic with enormous application potential. The high refractive index contrast of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) shows great promise for submicron waveguide structures suited for integration on the chip scale in the near-infrared region. Ge- and GeSn-Si heterostructures with different elastic strain levels already provide expansion of the spectral range, high-speed operation, efficient modulation and switching of optical signals, and enhanced light emission and lasing. This book focuses on the integration of heterostructure devices with silicon photonics. The authors have attempted to merge a concise treatment of classical silicon photonics with a description of principles, prospects, challenges, and technical solution paths of adding silicon-based heterostructures. The book discusses the basics of heterostructure-based silicon photonics, system layouts, and key device components, keeping in mind the application background. Special focus is placed on SOI-based waveguide configurations and Ge- and GeSn-Si heterostructure devices for light detection, modulation, and light emission and lasing. The book also provides an overview of the technological and materials science challenges connected with integration on silicon. The first half of the book is mainly for readers who are interested in the topic because of its increasing importance in different fields, while the latter half covers different device structures for light emission, detection, modulation, extension of the wavelength beyond 1.6 μm, and lasing, as well as future challenges.