Semiconductor Technologies for Optical Applications
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2. Center for Nanotechnologies, St. Petersburg Academic University (Alferov University), Khlopina 8/3, 194021 St. Petersburg, Russia
Interests: III-V semiconductors; carbon materials; nanophotonics; optoelectronics; epitaixial and nanotechnologies; microfluidics; solar cells; light-emitting diodes; photodectors
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Modern semiconductor technologies are of great interest for various optical applications. Planar layers, as well as structures with low dimensions including quantum wells, nanowires, and quantum dots due to their electron and optical properties pave the way for the study and development of light-emitting diodes and lasers, single photon emitters, elements of nonlinear optics, solar cells, and photodetectors which are the building blocks for state-of-the-art optoelectronic devices and integral schemes.
Currently, epitaxial technology allows fabricating nanoheterostructures with excellent crystalline quality. Especially, III–V, II–VI, and III-nitrides or oxides semiconductors providing energy band gap engineering and light confinement are considered to be promising platform for future optoelectronic applications. These materials can be synthesized not only on epitaxial substrates such as Si, GaAs, Ge, or InP, etc., but on optically transparent wafers including sapphire or even amorphous glass. Modern epitaxial technologies, such as molecular beam epitaxy, metal-organic chemical vapor deposition, or atomic layer deposition enable the fabrication of complex heterostructures.
This Special Issue provides a venue for researchers to discuss the recent progress of epitaxial technologies, nanofabrication technique for the synthesis of materials, advanced characterization tools, and device processing that enables us to develop new emerging optic and optoelectronic applications based on semiconductors.
Dr. Ivan Mukhin
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- optical applications
- quantum wells
- quantum dots
- light-emitting diodes
- nonlinear optics
- solar cells