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Light emission in silicon: from device physics to applications
Author(s): Kaikai Xu; Ning Ning; Kingsley A. Ogudo; Jean-Luc Polleux; Qi Yu; Lukas W. Snyman
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Paper Abstract

Silicon Photonics is an emerging field of research and technology, where nano-silicon can play a fundamental role. Visible light emitted from reverse-biased p-n junctions at highly localized regions, where avalanche breakdown occurs, can be used to realize a visible electro-optical sources in silicon by means of light-emitting diodes (Si-LEDs) is reviewed by characterizing the spectral distribution. Regarding applications, a monolithic optoelectronic integrated circuit (OEIC) for on-chip optical interconnection based on standard CMOS technology is discussed. Although there are some of the present challenges with regard to the realization of suitable electro-optical elements for diverse integrated circuit applications, the type of silicon light source can be further developed into be a Si-based optical short-distance on-chip optical interconnect applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9667, International Workshop on Thin Films for Electronics, Electro-Optics, Energy, and Sensors, 966702 (6 November 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2199841
Show Author Affiliations
Kaikai Xu, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Ning Ning, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Kingsley A. Ogudo, Univ. of South Africa (South Africa)
Univ. Paris-Est (France)
Jean-Luc Polleux, Univ. Paris-Est (France)
Qi Yu, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Lukas W. Snyman, Univ. of South Africa (South Africa)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9667:
International Workshop on Thin Films for Electronics, Electro-Optics, Energy, and Sensors
Guru Subramanyam, Editor(s)

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