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Spotlight: Si-CMOS compatible materials and devices for mid-IR microphotonics

Analysis of Threshold Current Behavior for Bulk and Quantum-Well Germanium Laser Structures

Single-Crystal Germanium Growth on Amorphous Silicon

Photonic crystal structures for light trapping in thin-film Si solar cells: Modeling, process and optimizations

Engineering broadband and anisotropic photoluminescence emission from rare earth doped tellurite thin film photonic crystals
Dr. Lin

Pao-Tai Lin

PhD: Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

Postdoctoral Fellow
Microphotonics Center and Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Current Interests:

  • Mid-Infrared microphotonics
  • Biomedical sensors on a chip
  • Multiscale fabrication technologies
  • Reconfigurable materials
  • Nanophotonics & metamaterials

Journal Papers:

22. P. T. Lin, S. W. Kwok, H.-Y. G. Lin, V. Singh, L. C. Kimerling, G. M. Whitesides, and A. Agarwal, "Mid-Infrared Spectrometer Using Opto-nanofluidic Slot-Waveguide for Label-free On-Chip Chemical Sensing," Nano Lett. 14, 231-238 (2014).

21. P. T. Lin, H. Jung, L. C. Kimerling, A. Agarwal, and H. X. Tang, "Low-loss Aluminium Nitride Thin Film for Mid-Infrared Microphotonics," Laser Photonics Rev. 8, L23-L28 (2014).

20. Y. Zha*, P. T. Lin*, L. C. Kimerling, A. Agarwal, and C. B. Arnold, "Inverted-rib Chalgogenide Waveguides by Solution Process," ACS Photonics 1, 153-157 (2014). doi: 10.1021/ph400107s (* equally contribute)

19. V. Singh, P.-T. Lin, N. Patel, H. Lin, L. Li, Y. Zou, F. Deng, C. Ni, J. Hu, J. Giammarco, A. P. Soliani, B. Zdyrko, I. Luzinov, S. Novak, J. Novak, P. Wachtel, S. Danto, J. D. Musgraves, K. Richardson, L. C Kimerling, and A. M. Agarwal, "Mid-infrared Materials and Devices on a Si Platform for Optical Sensing," Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 15, 014603 (2014).

18. P. T. Lin, V. Singh, J. Wang, H. Lin, J. Hu, K. Richardson, J. D. Musgraves, I. Luzinov, J. Hensley, L. C. Kimerling, A. Agarwal, "Si-CMOS Compatible Materials and Devices for Mid-IR Microphotonics," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1474 (2013).
This work was highlighted as a spotlight article by the Optical Society (OSA) journals.

17. J. P. Singer*, P. T. Lin*, S. E. Kooi, L. C. Kimerling, J. Michel, E. L. Thomas, "Direct-Write Thermocapillary Dewetting of Polymer Thin Films by a Laser-Induced Thermal Gradient," Adv. Mater. doi: 10.1002/adma.201302777 (2013). (* equally contribute)

16. P. T. Lin, V. Singh, H.-Y. G. Lin, T. Tiwald, L. C. Kimerling, A. M. Agarwal, "Low-Stress Silicon Nitride Platform for Mid-Infrared Broadband and Monolithically Integrated Microphotonics," Adv. Opt. Mater. doi: 10.1002/adom.201300205 (2013).

15. P. T. Lin, V. Singh, L. Kimerling, A. M. Agarwal, "Planar Silicon Nitride Mid-Infrared Devices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 251121 (2013).

14. J. Mu*, P.-T. Lin*, L. Zhang, J. Michel, L. C. Kimerling, F. Jaworski, A. Agarwal, "Design and Fabrication of a High Transmissivity Metal-dielectric Ultraviolet Band-pass Filter," Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 213105 (2013). (* equally contribute)

13. P. T. Lin, V. Singh, J. Hu, K. Richardson, J. D. Musgraves, I. Luzinov, J. Hensley, L. C. Kimerling, A. Agarwala, "Chip-scale Mid-Infrared Chemical Sensors Using Air-clad Pedestal Silicon Waveguides," Lab on a Chip 13, 2161 (2013).

12. P. T. Lin, V. Singh, Y. Cai, L. C. Kimerling, A. Agarwal, "Air-clad Silicon Pedestal Structures for Broadband Mid-Infrared Microphotonics," Opt. Lett. 7, 1031 (2013).

11. H. Lin, L. Li, Y. Zou, S. Danto, J. D. Musgraves, K. Richardson, S. Kozacik, M. Murakowski, D. Prather, P. T. Lin, V. Singh, A. Agarwal, L. C. Kimerling, J. Hu, "Demonstration of high-Q mid-infrared chalcogenide glass-on-silicon resonators," Opt. Lett. 38, 1470 (2013).

10. P. T. Lin, M. Vanhoutte, N. S. Patel, V. Singh, J. Hu, Y. Cai, R. Camacho-Aguilera, J. Michel, L. C. Kimerling, A. Agarwal, "Engineering Broadband and Anisotropic Photoluminescence Emission from Rare Earth Doped Tellurite Thin Film Photonic Crystals," Opt. Express 20, 2124 (2012).

9. P. T. Lin, F. Yi, S.-T. Ho, B. W. Wessels, "Two Dimensional Ferroelectric Photonic Crystal Waveguides: Simulation, Fabrication, and Optical Characterization," J. Lightwave Tech. 27, 4330 (2009).

8. P. T. Lin, B. W. Wessels, A. Imre, L. E. Ocola, "Thin Film Ferroelectric Photonic Crystals And Their Application to Thermo-Optic Switches," Opt. Commun. 282, 3364 (2009).

7. J. Li, P. T. Lin, B. W. Wessels, "Polarization Reversal and Backswitching Dynamics in Epitaxial BaTiO3 Thin Films" J. Appl. Phys. 106, 054113 (2009).

6. P.-T. Lin, Z. Liu, B. W. Wessels, "Ferroelectric Thin Film Photonic Crystal Waveguide and its Electro-Optic Properties" J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 075005 (2009).

5. P. T. Lin, B. W. Wessels, J. I. Jang, J. B. Ketterson, "Highly Efficient Broadband Second Harmonic Generation Using Polydomain Epitaxial Barium Titanate Thin Film Waveguides" Appl. Phys. Lett. 92 221103 (2008).

4. Z. Liu, P.-T. Lin, Bruce W. Wessels, "Cascaded Bragg Reflectors for Barium Titanate Thin Film Electro-optic Modulator" J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 10, 015302 (2008).

3. Z. Liu, P.-T. Lin, B. W. Wessels, F. Yi, S.-T. Ho, "Nonlinear Photonic Crystal Waveguide Structures Based on Barium Titanate Thin Films and their Optical Properties" Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 201104 (2007).

2. P.-T. Lin, X. Liang, H. Ren, S.-T. Wu, "Tunable Diffraction Grating Using Ultraviolet-Light-Induced Spatial Phase Modulation in Dual-Frequency Liquid Crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1131 (2004).

1. P.-T. Lin, C.-Y. Chang, C.-S. Hsu, S.-T. Wu, "UV Stability of High Birefirngence Liquid Crystals," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 411, 243 (2004).

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