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CMOS silicon technology based photonics

The Centre of Materials and Microsystems (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy) in collaboration with the University of Trento has recently organizated the 7th edition of the Optoelectronics and Photonics Winter School. This time, the topic of Physics and Applications of Optical Resonators has been chosen. The school was held from 16th to 22nd of March, 2013 in Levico Terme (TN, Italy).

Currently the APP’s research in this line is focused on two principal directions. Within the first one, we develop strained silicon-based optical components (waveguides and resonators) for nonlinear optics in the NIR-MIR wavelength range. The second direction is focusing on nonlinear optics with integrated microdisk/microring resonators. As an optically nonlinear material, in this case, Si nanocrystals are used (these are known to have 10 times larger Chi(3) nonlinearities with respect to bulk Si).

Puntata n.9 del 28/02/2012 "Silicio e fotovoltaico di nuova generazione”  (con Georg Pucker e Mher Ghulinyan)