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Making waveguides containing nanocrystalline quantum dots
Author(s): Dan T. Fuchs; Ronen Rapaport; Gang Chen; Ylva K. Olsson; Vikram C. Sundar; L. Lucas; S. Vilan; Assaf Aharoni; Uri Banin; Jonathan S. Steckel; Moungi G. Bawendi
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Paper Abstract

A new material platform is described that enables inclusion of nanocrystalline quantum dots into a polymer. This technology is compatible with semiconductor processing and may enable integration of active materials into current waveguide technologies. We describe the steps preformed to fabricate a waveguide chip that contains IR-emitting quantum dots. Optical tests demonstrate guiding and preservation of the quantum dots optical properties through the processing steps. Time resolved optical measurements indicate presence of gain in the InAs quantum dot impregnated polymer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5592, Nanofabrication: Technologies, Devices, and Applications, (19 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.579957
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Dan T. Fuchs, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Ronen Rapaport, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Gang Chen, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Ylva K. Olsson, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Vikram C. Sundar, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
L. Lucas, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
S. Vilan, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Assaf Aharoni, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel)
Uri Banin, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel)
Jonathan S. Steckel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Moungi G. Bawendi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5592:
Nanofabrication: Technologies, Devices, and Applications
Warren Y-C. Lai; Stanley Pau; O. Daniel Lopez, Editor(s)

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