Silicon photonic crystals: light emission, modulation and detection

Kapil Debnath, Abdul Shakoor, Karl Welna, Frederic Gardes, Graham T. Reed, Marcello Ferrera, Kieran Deasy, David Lidzey, R. Lo Savio, P. Cardile, S. Portalupi, D. Gerace, S. Boninelli, G. Franzo, F. Priolo, A. P. Knights, M. Galli, Thomas F. Krauss, Liam O'Faolain

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Integration density, channel scalability, low switching energy and low insertion loss are the major prerequisites for on-chip WDM systems. A number of device geometries have already been demonstrated that fulfill these criteria, at least in part, but combining all of the requirements is still a difficult challenge. I will present our recent work on photonic crystal enhanced light sources, modulators and detectors for silicon photonics, that promise to give the ultimate in low energy and area consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSilicon Photonics IX
EditorsJoel Kubby, Graham T. Reed
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventSilicon Photonics IX - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 3 Feb 20145 Feb 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSilicon Photonics IX
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Photonic crystal
  • cavity-waveguide coupling
  • WDM

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Debnath, K., Shakoor, A., Welna, K., Gardes, F., Reed, G. T., Ferrera, M., Deasy, K., Lidzey, D., Lo Savio, R., Cardile, P., Portalupi, S., Gerace, D., Boninelli, S., Franzo, G., Priolo, F., Knights, A. P., Galli, M., Krauss, T. F., & O'Faolain, L. (2014). Silicon photonic crystals: light emission, modulation and detection. In J. Kubby, & G. T. Reed (Eds.), Silicon Photonics IX (Vol. 8990). [89900C] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 8990). SPIE.