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Silicon light emitters and amplifiers: state of the art
Author(s): Lorenzo Pavesi
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a review of the reported approaches to achieve an injection Silicon laser is presented. After an initial discussion of the basic on light amplification and gain in semiconductor, we consider the limitations of silicon, in particular its band structure. Then the various approaches to get an injection silicon laser are presented and evaluated: bulk silicon, silicon nanocrystals, Er coupled silicon nanocrystals.

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Date Published: 1 March 2006
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6125, Silicon Photonics, 612508 (1 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.651026
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Lorenzo Pavesi, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6125:
Silicon Photonics
Joel A. Kubby; Graham T. Reed, Editor(s)

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