Photonic Crystal and Plasmonic Silicon-Based Light Sources

Makarova, Maria
Gong, Yiyang
Cheng, Szu-Lin
Nishi, Yoshio
Yerci, Selçuk
Li, Rui
Dal Negro, Luca
Vuckovic, Jelena
Efficient silicon (Si)-compatible emitters can realize inexpensive light sources for a variety of applications. In this paper, we study both photonic crystal (PC) and plasmonic nanocavities that enhance the emission of Si-compatible materials. In particular, we examine the coupling of silicon nanocrystals (Si-NCs) to silicon nitride PC cavities and Si-NCs in silicon dioxide to plasmonic gratings, both for enhancement of emission in the visible wavelengths. In addition, we also observe the enhancement of the 1530 nm emission from erbium-doped silicon nitride films coupled to Si PC cavities. Finally, we analyze the loss mechanisms associated with the hybrid silicon nitride/silicon system, and propose advancements in the designs of PC and plasmonic cavities for the emitters described in this paper.


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M. Makarova et al., “Photonic Crystal and Plasmonic Silicon-Based Light Sources,” IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, pp. 132–140, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: