This book is all about integrated ring resonators made out of optical waveguides in various materials for di?erent applications. Integrated ring resonators are used to build optical ?lters, lasers, sensors, modulators, d- persion compensators, just to name a few. The book covers the range from simulationofvariousringresonatorcon?gurationstothefabricationprocesses currently used, to the description of the application of integrated ring re- nator in various ?elds. The book presents a summary of the activities in this ?eld form the past to the current state of the art giving several examples. The book is written for students, graduates, professionals, academics and industry working in this exciting ?eld. The examples in literature used in this book have been collected over four years, categorizing the di?erent examples into what are now the chapters of this book. Integrated ring resonators have been and still are a fascinating class of devices and have interested me since the beginning of my PhD in 1999. I am therefore grateful to the entire integrated ring resonator community for providing me with exciting and cutting edge research material which e- bled me to write this book. Due to the enormous amount of publications in this attractive ?eld, I hope, that I was able to refer to most of the work done so far and would be thankful if I was made aware of any "undiscovered" work. Asresearchonintegratedringresonatorsisongoing, Iwouldalsobehappy to receive material for my database which can then of course be included in further publications.
D. G. Rabus is an internationally recognized photonics & sensor expert with an extensive track record of accomplishments in bridging academia and industry by way of numerous patents, path leading publications and books. Dr. Rabus holds a lecturer position at Reutlingen University, Germany, and is owner of RABUS.TECH, a technology consulting company enabling productization of key enabling technologies.C. Sada is Professor in Experimental Physics of Condensed Matter at the University of Padova, Italy, with more than 250 internationally peer-reviewed publications. Her research focus is on integrated optics, opto-microfluidics and sensing by combining the material doping, growth and characterization of nano- to micro-scale properties.