In the context of Si-based photonics, we report on a strategy to integrate two optical components, a 3D photonic crystal light emitter and a waveguide, in a silicon-on-insulator patterned substrate. Self-assembled colloidal photonic crystals are produced with high crystalline quality and spatial selectivity. Plane wave expansion and finite-difference time-domain have been used to find suitable configurations for positioning emitters and waveguides. The first steps toward the realisation of these configurations are presented.
- photonic crystals
Kocher, G., Khunsin, W., Arpiainen, S., Romero-Vivas, J., Romanov, S. G., Ye, J., Lange, B., Jonsson, F., Zentel, R., Ahopelto, J., & Sotomayor Torres, C. M. (2007). Towards Si-based photonic circuits: Integrating photonic crystals in silicon-on-insulator platforms. Solid-State Electronics, 51(2), 333-336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sse.2007.01.010