Photonic crystal and plasmonic silicon-based light sources

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Efficient silicon (Si)-compatible emitters can realize inexpensive light sources for a variety of applications. In this paper, we study both photonic crystal (PC) and plasmonic nanocavities that enhance the emission of Si-compatible materials. In particular, we examine the coupling of silicon nanocrystals (Si-NCs) to silicon nitride PC cavities and Si-NCs in silicon dioxide to plasmonic gratings, both for enhancement of emission in the visible wavelengths. In addition, we also observe the enhancement of the 1530 nm emission from erbium-doped silicon nitride films coupled to Si PC cavities. Finally, we analyze the loss mechanisms associated with the hybrid silicon nitride/silicon system, and propose advancements in the designs of PC and plasmonic cavities for the emitters described in this paper. © 2006 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Makarova, M; Gong, Y; Cheng, SL; Nishi, Y; Yerci, S; Li, R; Negro, LD; Vučković, J

Published Date

  • January 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 132 - 140

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1077-260X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/JSTQE.2009.2030777

Citation Source

  • Scopus