Accession Number:

ADA439615

Title:

Fabrication and Characterization of Nano-Optic Devices

Descriptive Note:

Final technical progress 1998-2001

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA W M KECK LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

In this program, we have developed the ability to microfabricate optical devices with feature sizes significantly smaller than the wavelength of light, and use these to control light within very small geometries. Although structures with similar lateral dimensions have been made by electron beam lithography for over 20 years now, it has only recently become possible to transfer such patterns into semiconductors with a high enough quality to produce photonic nanostructures in materials systems with a large refractive index contrast. Through our improved processing capabilities, it is now possible to efficiently localize light and thereby miniaturize the lateral sizes of optical devices.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE