Electrical injection of a photonic crystal nanocavity

A. Gerardino, M. Francardi, L.P. Balet, N.J.G. Chauvin, D.M.J. Bitauld, L. Li, B. Alloing, A. Fiore

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Abstract

The possibility of electrical pumping of a single QD and the integration of such a device in an opto-electronic circuit would be a fundamental step towards achieving an "on demand" single photon source. In this paper we describe the fabrication process and preliminary results of a Light Emitting Diode (LED) integrated with a photonic crystal (PhC) nanocavity on a GaAs membrane. We demonstrate effective electric pumping of the QDs embedded into the membrane by contacting the doped layers (p and n) of the thin membrane, and the excitation of cavity modes of the PhC nanocavity fabricated on it at telecom wavelength.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON, Athens
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages124-126
Volume2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2625-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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