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Single-Crystal Semiconductor Wires Integrated into Microstructured Optical Fibers

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  • Bryan R. Jackson,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (USA)
    2. Present address: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (USA)
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  • Pier J. A. Sazio,

    1. Optoelectronics Research Centre, Southampton University, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ (UK)
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  • John V. Badding

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (USA).
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  • J.V.B. acknowledges support from NSF (DMR-0502906), the Penn State Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (NSF DMR-0213623), and the Penn State-Lehigh Center for Optical Technologies. TEM work was performed at the Materials Research Institute at Penn State. P.J.A.S. thanks EPSRC for support. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.

Abstract

Single-crystal silicon wires are grown within the pores of microstructured optical fibers via a high-pressure fluid-liquid-solid approach. Precise spatial organization of single crystal semiconductor wires offers a flexible alternative approach to the self-assembly or lithographic techniques often used for patterning wires for electronics and photonics. This will enable new composite materials that allow for cooperative photonic and electronic phenomena.

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