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Micro- Nano- Photonic Devices Based on Silicon


The technological processes, starting with high-resolution electron-beam lithography (EBL), and the intrinsic - but precisely adjustable - purity of the material available make silicon a vitally important photonic medium. Arrays of high quality photo-detectors for visible light imaging can be produced at high density on single chips and produced in large volumes – while arrays of silicon-based electron devices are used to drive and control displays. This presentation will concentrate on device functionality that can be produced by using silicon-on-insulator (SOI) as a nano- and micro-structured light-guiding medium. Photonic crystals, photonic wires and metamaterials/plasmonics will all be featured. The presentation will also highlight some of the technological challenges that remain.

Speaker Biographical Sketch

Professor Richard De La Rue was appointed as lecturer at Glasgow University in 1971, became Senior Lecturer in 1982, Reader in 1985 - and Professor of Optoelectronics in 1986. His research is concerned with photonic crystal and photonic wire structures, with waveguide micro-cavities and with meta-materials. Silicon, silica, metals and compound semiconductors are all involved in this nano- and micro-photonics research activity. His research in the area of photonic crystals has evolved to cover compact lasers, planar micro-cavities, photonic-crystal LEDs, photonic integrated circuits (PICs), synthetic opal and inverse opal structures. He is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA, IET, Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) and the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng).

Date: 5 June 2009 (Friday)
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Rm G6302, 6/F, Lift 7, Academic Bldg, City University of Hong Kong,
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon,
Hong Kong.
Language: English

For seat reservation, please fax the Registration Form to (852)-2788 7579 on / before 3 June 2009.