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Nanophotonics: devices and applications
Author(s): Mee Koy Chin; Seng Tiong Ho
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Paper Abstract

An introduction to the merging field of nano-photonics is given, with emphasis on device realizations and applications. Due to the small size and high efficiency of these devices, nano-photonics has the potential for high- density integration, leading to VLSI photonics. We discuss our work in recent year on the microdisk laser, micro-ring photonic wire lasers, and microring resonators. These are among some of the smallest lasers and modulators ever fabricated. The physics of the modification of spontaneous emission rates with low-dimensional photonic structures is discussed briefly. The nanofabrications of these devices are described. A model of the microcavity resonator is then presented, which provides useful design rules as well as insights into alternative coupling structures that significantly increase the coupling length.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3467, Far- and Near-Field Optics: Physics and Information Processing, (13 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326817
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Mee Koy Chin, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Seng Tiong Ho, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3467:
Far- and Near-Field Optics: Physics and Information Processing
Suganda Jutamulia; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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