Nanowires for Photonics

Li Na Quan, Joohoon Kang, Cun Zheng Ning, Peidong Yang

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    Abstract

    All-photonic integrated circuits are promising platforms for future systems beyond the limitation of Moore's law. Over the last several decades, one-dimensional (1D) nanowires have demonstrated great potential in photonic circuitry because of their unique 1D structure to effectively generate and tightly confine optical signals as well as easily tunable optical properties. In this Review, we categorize nanowires based on the optical properties (i.e., semiconducting, metallic, and dielectric nanowires) for their potential photonic applications (as light emitters or plasmonic and photonic waveguides). We further discuss the recent efforts in integration of nanowire-based photonic elements toward next-generation optical information processors. However, there are still several challenges remaining before the nanowires are fully utilized as photonic building blocks. The scientific and technical challenges and outlooks are provided to indicate the future directions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)9153-9169
    Number of pages17
    JournalChemical reviews
    Volume119
    Issue number15
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 14 2019

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    Photonics
    Nanowires
    Optical properties
    Integrated circuits
    Waveguides

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    Quan, L. N., Kang, J., Ning, C. Z., & Yang, P. (2019). Nanowires for Photonics. Chemical reviews, 119(15), 9153-9169. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00240

    Nanowires for Photonics. / Quan, Li Na; Kang, Joohoon; Ning, Cun Zheng; Yang, Peidong.

    In: Chemical reviews, Vol. 119, No. 15, 14.08.2019, p. 9153-9169.

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    Quan, LN, Kang, J, Ning, CZ & Yang, P 2019, 'Nanowires for Photonics', Chemical reviews, vol. 119, no. 15, pp. 9153-9169. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00240
    Quan, Li Na ; Kang, Joohoon ; Ning, Cun Zheng ; Yang, Peidong. / Nanowires for Photonics. In: Chemical reviews. 2019 ; Vol. 119, No. 15. pp. 9153-9169.
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