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Title: Tunable silicon integrated photonics based on functional materials
Author: Faneca, J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 9355 8424
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2020
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This thesis is concerned with the design, fabrication, testing and development of tunable silicon photonic integrated circuits based on functional materials. This tunability is achieved by integrating liquid crystals, 2D materials and chalcogenide phase-change materials with silicon and silicon nitride integrated circuits. Switching the functional materials between their various states results in dramatic changes in the optical properties, with consequent changes in the optical response of the individual devices. Furthermore, such changes are volatile or non-volatile depending on the materials.
Supervisor: Wright, D. C. ; Baldycheva, A. Sponsor: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Silicon Photonics ; Phase-change materials ; Graphene ; Liquid crystals ; Programmable integrated photonics