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Photonics 2015, 2(4), 1081-1100; doi:10.3390/photonics2041081

Transfer Printed Nanomembranes for Heterogeneously Integrated Membrane Photonics

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Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
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Received: 30 October 2015 / Revised: 9 November 2015 / Accepted: 11 November 2015 / Published: 13 November 2015
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Heterogeneous crystalline semiconductor nanomembrane (NM) integration is investigated for single-layer and double-layer Silicon (Si) NM photonics, III-V/Si NM lasers, and graphene/Si NM total absorption devices. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous integration are realized by the versatile transfer printing technique. The performance of these integrated membrane devices shows, not only intact optical and electrical characteristics as their bulk counterparts, but also the unique light and matter interactions, such as Fano resonance, slow light, and critical coupling in photonic crystal cavities. Such a heterogeneous integration approach offers tremendous practical application potentials on unconventional, Si CMOS compatible, and high performance optoelectronic systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: semiconductor nanomembrane; heterogeneous integration; transfer printing; photonic crystals; Fano resonance; critical coupling semiconductor nanomembrane; heterogeneous integration; transfer printing; photonic crystals; Fano resonance; critical coupling
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Yang, H.; Zhao, D.; Liu, S.; Liu, Y.; Seo, J.-H.; Ma, Z.; Zhou, W. Transfer Printed Nanomembranes for Heterogeneously Integrated Membrane Photonics. Photonics 2015, 2, 1081-1100.

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