Silicon Nanophotonics: Basic Principles, Current Status and Perspectives

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Pan Stanford Publishing, 2009 - Science - 452 pages
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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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Contents

Chapter 1 Silicon Nanocrystals Enabling Silicon Photonics Nicola Daldosso and Lorenzo Pavesi
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Chapter 2 Theoretical Studies of Absorption Emission and Gain in Silicon Nanostructures Elena Degoli Roberto Guerra Federico Iori Rita Magri Ivan...
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Chapter 3 Computational Studies of FreeStanding Silicon Nanoclusters Olli Lehtonen and Dage Sundholm
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Chapter 4 Optical Gain in Silicon Nanocrystal Waveguides Measured by the Variable Stripe Length Technique Hui Chen Jung H Shin and Philippe ...
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Chapter 5 Sinc Based Light Emitters and Er Doping for Gain Materials Olivier Jambois SeYoung Seo Paolo Pellegrino and Blas Garrido
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Structural and Optical Properties and Device Applications Fabio Iacona Giorgia Franzň Alessia Irrera Simona Boninelli Maria Miritello and Francesco...
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Chapter 7 Optical Spectroscopy of Individual Silicon Nanocrystals Jan Valenta and Jan Linnros
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Chapter 8 Silicon Nanocrystal Memories Panagiotis Dimitrakis Pascal Normand and Dimitris Tsoukalas
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Chapter 10 Guiding and Amplification of Light due to Silicon Nanocrystals Embedded in Waveguides Tomáš Ostatnický Martin Rejman Jan Valenta ...
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Optical Properties and LaserInduced Thermal Effects Leonid Khriachtchev
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Chapter 12 Light Emission from SiliconRich Nitride Nanostructures Luca Dal Negro Rui Li Joseph Warga Selcuk Yerci Soumendra Basu Sebastien H...
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Chapter 13 Energy Efficiency in Silicon Photonics Bahram Jalali Sasan Fathpour and Kevin K Tsia
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Chapter 14 Light Emitting Defects in IonIrradiated AlphaQuartz and Silicon Nanoclusters Juhani Keinonen Flyura Djurabekova Kai Nordlund and K...
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Chapter 15 Auger Processes in Silicon Nanocrystals Assemblies Dmitri Kovalev and Minoru Fujii
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Chapter 16 Biological Applications of Silicon Nanostructures Sharon M Weiss
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Index
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Chapter 9 Engineering the Optical Response of Nanostructured Silicon Joachim Diener Minoru Fujii and Dmitri Kovalev
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Leonid Khriachtchev graduated from Leningrad State University, Russia, in 1981. He completed his PhD study in Quantum Electronics in 1986 and became a Senior Scientist and a group leader in 1988 at the Institute of Physics of the same university. That time, his research mainly dealt with resonant light pressure and optical pumping of the ground state of atoms in the gas phase. In 1994, he joined the University of Helsinki, Finland, and he is currently with the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of this university. His scientific interests include experimental optical and laser spectroscopy of matrix-isolated species and nanoscale materials. He has contributed to construction of new chemical bonds, including the first argon chemical compound, HArF, and light-induced conformational changes at low temperatures. Optical and structural studies of silicon nanocrystals have been another important part of this research activity. He is the editor of the book ""Silicon Nanophotonics: Basic Principles, Present Status, and Perspectives"" (Pan Stanford Publishing, 2008). He has authored over 180 refereed articles.

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