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Polymer nanocomposite infiltration of silicon photonic crystals
Author(s): Savaş Tay; Jayan Thomas; Babak Momeni; Murtaza Askari; Peter J. Hotchkiss; Simon C. Jones; Seth R. Marder; Ali Adibi; Robert A. Norwood; N. Peyghambarian
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Paper Abstract

Infiltration of planar 2D silicon photonic crystals with nanocomposites using a simple melt processing technique is presented. The nanocomposites that were developed by evenly dispersing functionalized TiO2 nanoparticles into a photoconducting polymer exhibit high optical quality and tunable refractive index. The infiltrated photonic crystals show tuning of the photonic band-gap that is controllable by the adjustment of the nanoparticle loading level. These results may be useful in the development of tunable photonic devices, hybrid light emitting diodes and photovoltaics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6901, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII, 690114 (11 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778568
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Savaş Tay, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jayan Thomas, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Babak Momeni, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Murtaza Askari, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Peter J. Hotchkiss, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Simon C. Jones, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Seth R. Marder, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Ali Adibi, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Robert A. Norwood, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
N. Peyghambarian, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6901:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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