Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

Dr Michael Thompson, Department of Physics, Lancaster University

Friday 16 October 2015, 1500-1600
Furness Lecture Theatre 2

The integration of III-V semiconductors with silicon substrates targets the compelling goal of photonic devices combined with mature silicon technology. By using semiconductor nanowires instead of bulk layers, photonic devices with a high crystal quality and improved performance can be fabricated. Nanowires also offer the opportunity to create interesting devices which would be more difficult or even impossible using traditional methods. I will discuss how we have fabricated low noise infrared photodetectors on silicon using nanowires as well as take a more general look at the use of nanowires in other areas.