Making waveguides containing nanocrystalline quantum dots

D. T. Fuchs*, R. Rapaport, G. Chen, Y. K. Olsson, V. C. Sundar, L. Lucas, S. Vilan, A. Aharoni, U. Banin, J. S. Steckel, M. G. Bawendi

*Corresponding author for this work

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A new material platform is described that enables inclusion of nanocrystalline quantum dots into a polymer. This technology is compatible with semiconductor processing and may enable integration of active materials into current waveguide technologies. We describe the steps preformed to fabricate a waveguide chip that contains IR-emitting quantum dots. Optical tests demonstrate guiding and preservation of the quantum dots optical properties through the processing steps. Time resolved optical measurements indicate presence of gain in the InAs quantum dot impregnated polymer.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number45
Pages (from-to)265-271
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2005
EventNanofabrication: Technologies, Devices, and Applications - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 25 Oct 200428 Oct 2004


  • Gain
  • InAs
  • Nanocrystals
  • PFCB
  • PbSc
  • Photonic Devices
  • Polymer waveguides
  • Quantum Dots
  • Waveguides


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