Materials Science and Design for Germanium Monolithic Light Source on Silicon

@inproceedings{Lord2014MaterialsSA,
  title={Materials Science and Design for Germanium Monolithic Light Source on Silicon},
  author={Lionel C. Kimerling Thomas Lord},
  year={2014}
}
  • Lionel C. Kimerling Thomas Lord
  • Published 2014
Germanium (Ge) is an optically active material with the advantages of Si-CMOS compatibility and monolithic integration. It has great potential to be used as the light emitter for Si photonics. Tensile strain and n-type doping are two key properties in Ge to achieve optical gain. This thesis mainly focuses on: (1) physical understandings of the threshold behavior of Ge-on-Si bulk laser and the temperature dependent performance; (2) process developments to grow and planarize the epitaxial Ge on… CONTINUE READING