In this presentation we will report on our recent work on new materials that can be monolithically integrated on high-index contrast silicon or silicon nitride photonic ICs to enhance their functionality. This includes graphene and other 2D-materials for realizing compact electro-absorption modulators and non-linear devices, ferroelectric materials for realizing phase modulators and adiabatic couplers for realizing bistable switches.
Dries Van Thourhout, Marianna Pantouvaki, Herbert D'Heer, Koen Alexander, Bart Kuyken, Inge Asselberghs, Steven Brems, Cedric Huyghebaert, Leili Abdollahi Shiramin, Chiara Alessandri, John P. George, Jeroen Beeckman, Min-Hsiang Hsu, Clement Merckling, and Joris Van Campenhout, "New materials for modulators and switches in silicon photonics (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10108, Silicon Photonics XII, 1010803 (Presented at SPIE OPTO: January 30, 2017; Published: 28 April 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2253679.5393348497001.
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Study of self-shadowing effect as a simple means to realize nanostructured thin films and layers with special attentions to birefringent obliquely deposited thin films and photo-luminescent porous silicon