Silicon Nanophotonics: Basic Principles, Current Status and Perspectives
Nanoscale materials are showing great promise in various optoelectronics applications, especially the fast-developing fields of optical communication and optical computers. With silicon as the leading material for microelectronics, the integration of optical functions into silicon technology is a very important challenge. This book concentrates on the optoelectronic properties of silicon nanocrystals, associated phenomena and related topics, from basic principles to the most recent discoveries. The areas of focus include silicon-based light-emitting devices, light modulators, optical wavevguides and interconnectors, optical amplifiers and memory elements. The book comprises theoretical and experimental analyses of various properties of silicon nanocrystals, research methods and preparation techniques, and some promising applications.
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Chapter 1 Silicon Nanocrystals Enabling Silicon Photonics Nicola Daldosso and Lorenzo Pavesi
Chapter 2 Theoretical Studies of Absorption Emission and Gain in Silicon Nanostructures Elena Degoli Roberto Guerra Federico Iori Rita Magri Ivan...
Chapter 3 Computational Studies of FreeStanding Silicon Nanoclusters Olli Lehtonen and Dage Sundholm
Chapter 4 Optical Gain in Silicon Nanocrystal Waveguides Measured by the Variable Stripe Length Technique Hui Chen Jung H Shin and Philippe ...
Chapter 5 Sinc Based Light Emitters and Er Doping for Gain Materials Olivier Jambois SeYoung Seo Paolo Pellegrino and Blas Garrido
Structural and Optical Properties and Device Applications Fabio Iacona Giorgia Franzň Alessia Irrera Simona Boninelli Maria Miritello and Francesco...
Chapter 7 Optical Spectroscopy of Individual Silicon Nanocrystals Jan Valenta and Jan Linnros
Chapter 8 Silicon Nanocrystal Memories Panagiotis Dimitrakis Pascal Normand and Dimitris Tsoukalas
Chapter 10 Guiding and Amplification of Light due to Silicon Nanocrystals Embedded in Waveguides Tomáš Ostatnický Martin Rejman Jan Valenta ...
Optical Properties and LaserInduced Thermal Effects Leonid Khriachtchev
Chapter 12 Light Emission from SiliconRich Nitride Nanostructures Luca Dal Negro Rui Li Joseph Warga Selcuk Yerci Soumendra Basu Sebastien H...
Chapter 13 Energy Efficiency in Silicon Photonics Bahram Jalali Sasan Fathpour and Kevin K Tsia
Chapter 14 Light Emitting Defects in IonIrradiated AlphaQuartz and Silicon Nanoclusters Juhani Keinonen Flyura Djurabekova Kai Nordlund and K...
Chapter 15 Auger Processes in Silicon Nanocrystals Assemblies Dmitri Kovalev and Minoru Fujii
Chapter 16 Biological Applications of Silicon Nanostructures Sharon M Weiss
Chapter 9 Engineering the Optical Response of Nanostructured Silicon Joachim Diener Minoru Fujii and Dmitri Kovalev