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We report on a method for the fabrication of graphene on a silicon dioxide substrate by solid-state dissolution of an overlying stack of a silicon carbide and a nickel thin film. The carbon dissolves in the nickel by rapid thermal annealing. Upon cooling, the carbon segregates to the nickel surface forming a graphene layer over the entire nickel surface. By… (More)
To satisfy the intra- and inter-system bandwidth requirements of future data centers and high-performance computers, low-cost low-power high-throughput optical interconnects will become a key enabling technology. To tightly integrate optics with the computing hardware, particularly in the context of CMOS-compatible silicon photonics, optical printed circuit… (More)
We describe the design, fabrication, and characterization of a 1-dimensional silicon photonic crystal cavity with a quality factor-to-mode volume ratio greater than 10(7), which exceeds the highest previous values by an order of magnitude. The maximum of the electric field is outside the silicon in a void formed by a central slot. An extremely small… (More)
We report on the modulation characteristics of indium phosphide (InP) based microdisks heterogeneously integrated on a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguide. We present static extinction ratios and dynamic operation up to 10 Gb/s. Operation with a bit-error rate below 1 × 10(-9) is demonstrated at 2.5, 5.0 and 10.0 Gb/s and the performance is compared with… (More)
We demonstrate for the first time that a single compact, electrically contacted indium phosphide based microdisk heterogeneously integrated on a silicon-on-insulator waveguide can be used as both a high-speed modulator and photo detector. We demonstrate high-speed operation up to 10 Gb/s and present bit-error rate results of both operation modes.