Polymer nanocomposite infiltration of silicon photonic crystals

Savaş Tay, Jayan Thomas, Babak Momeni, Murtaza Askari, Peter J. Hotchkiss, Simon C. Jones, Seth R. Marder, Ali Adibi, Robert A. Norwood, N. Peyghambarian

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Infiltration of planar 2D silicon photonic crystals with nanocomposites using a simple melt processing technique is presented. The nanocomposites that were developed by evenly dispersing functionalized TiO2 nanoparticles into a photoconducting polymer exhibit high optical quality and tunable refractive index. The infiltrated photonic crystals show tuning of the photonic band-gap that is controllable by the adjustment of the nanoparticle loading level. These results may be useful in the development of tunable photonic devices, hybrid light emitting diodes and photovoltaics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII
StatePublished - 2008
EventPhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 21 2008Jan 23 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherPhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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