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Nano-engineered crystalline silicon for enhanced photoluminescence and 1.28μm laser action: a study of mechanisms
Author(s): Jeffrey M. Shainline; Sylvain G. Cloutier; Chih-Hsun Hsu; Jimmy M. Xu
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Paper Abstract

1.278μm laser emission has been observed in a SOI structure which has been nanopatterned to contain an array of nanopores. The optical transition is known to be associated with phononless recombination mediated by the bistable, carbon-related G-center. A physical model is proposed to explain the enhanced optical activity of the G-centers in the presence of the nanopore array. The effects of the SOI, strain, dielectric modification and breaking of phonon k-selection rules on the optical properties of the nanopatterned silicon are addressed. Temperature limitations are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6477, Silicon Photonics II, 64770V (1 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.699198
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey M. Shainline, Brown Univ. (United States)
Sylvain G. Cloutier, Brown Univ. (United States)
Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Chih-Hsun Hsu, Brown Univ. (United States)
Jimmy M. Xu, Brown Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6477:
Silicon Photonics II
Joel A. Kubby; Graham T. Reed, Editor(s)

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