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AMORPHOUS THIN FILMS FOR MECHANICALLY FLEXIBLE, MULTI-MATERIAL INTEGRATED PHOTONICS

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dc.contributor.author Geiger, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Zerdoum, Aidan
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Ping
dc.contributor.author Du, Qingyang
dc.contributor.author Jia, Xinqiao
dc.contributor.author Novak, Spencer
dc.contributor.author Smith, Charmayne
dc.contributor.author Richardson, Kathleen
dc.contributor.author Musgraves, J. David
dc.contributor.author Li, Lan
dc.contributor.author Lin, Hongtao
dc.contributor.author Ogbuu, Okechukwu
dc.contributor.author Hu, Juejun
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-07T19:53:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-07T19:53:50Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05
dc.identifier.issn 0002-7812
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/112639
dc.description.abstract Flexible integrated photonics is a new technology which only started to burgeon in the past few years, opening up emerging applications ranging from flexible optical interconnects to conformal sensors on biological tissues. One of the most important factors dictating the performance of these flexible devices is the material choice. Organic polymers are generally considered to be compatible with flexible substrates. However, the low refractive indices of polymers (compared to semiconductors) cannot provide the strong optical confinement necessary for compact photonic integration. Besides polymers, semiconductor NanoMembranes (NMs), thin slices of single crystal semiconductors with sub-micron thickness, are being actively pursued for photonic device integration on flexible substrates. Unlike their rigid bulk counterparts, NMs can be tightly bent without cracking, since surface strain induced by bending linearly scales with the membrane thickness. To make photonic devices, NMs structures are usually first patterned on a rigid substrate such as silicon. The fabricated structures are then picked up by a PDMS rubber stamp and transferred on to the final flexible substrate.This multi-step hybrid process limits processing yield and throughput. Therefore, we turned to amorphous glasses – the material of choice for optics given their exceptionally low optical attenuation. In flexible photonics, using these non-crystalline materials also enables a monolithic fabrication route as they can be directly deposited on to flexible substrates without resorting to epitaxial growth. Specifically, we focus on chalcogenide glass materials and amorphous TiO₂, as both can be deposited at relatively low temperature (250°C or less) compatible with flexible substrate integration [1-5]. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher American Ceramic Society en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://ceramics.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/May-2016-BulletinTOC.pdf en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ en_US
dc.source Prof. Hu via Erja Kajosalo en_US
dc.title AMORPHOUS THIN FILMS FOR MECHANICALLY FLEXIBLE, MULTI-MATERIAL INTEGRATED PHOTONICS en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Li, Lan et al. "AMORPHOUS THIN FILMS FOR MECHANICALLY FLEXIBLE, MULTI-MATERIAL INTEGRATED PHOTONICS." American Ceramic Society Bulletin 95, 4: 34-40 © 2016 American Ceramic Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.approver Hu, Juejun en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthor Li, Lan
dc.contributor.mitauthor Lin, Hongtao
dc.contributor.mitauthor Ogbuu, Okechukwu
dc.contributor.mitauthor Hu, Juejun
dc.relation.journal American Ceramic Society Bulletin en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense OPEN_ACCESS_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Author's final manuscript en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle en_US
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed en_US
dspace.orderedauthors Li, Lan; Lin, Hongtao; Geiger, Sarah; Zerdoum,Aidan; Zhang, Ping; Ogbuu, Okechukwu; Du, Qingyang; Jia, Xinqiao ; Novak, Spencer; Smith, Charmayne; Richardson, Kathleen; Musgraves, J. David; Hu, Juejun en_US
dspace.embargo.terms N en_US
dc.identifier.orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7233-3918


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