Silicon Photonics is an emerging field of research and technology, where nano-silicon can play a fundamental role. In this chapter, the main building blocks of Silicon Photonics ( waveguides, modulators, sources and detectors) are reviewed and compared to their counterparts made by Si nanocrystals. In addition, non-linear optical effects in Si nanocrystals which will enable fast all-optical switches are presented as well as our recent research efforts to obtain optical amplification at 1550 nm by using Er ions and the sensitizing properties of Si nanocrystals.

Silicon nanocrystals enabling silicon Photonics

Daldosso, Nicola;
2008

Abstract

Silicon Photonics is an emerging field of research and technology, where nano-silicon can play a fundamental role. In this chapter, the main building blocks of Silicon Photonics ( waveguides, modulators, sources and detectors) are reviewed and compared to their counterparts made by Si nanocrystals. In addition, non-linear optical effects in Si nanocrystals which will enable fast all-optical switches are presented as well as our recent research efforts to obtain optical amplification at 1550 nm by using Er ions and the sensitizing properties of Si nanocrystals.
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Silicon photonics; Waveguides; Nanocrystals
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