Spherical silicon photonic microcavities : From amorphous to polycrystalline
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Shaping silicon as a spherical object is not an obvious task, especially when the object size is in the micrometer range. This has the important consequence of transforming bare silicon material in a microcavity, so it is able to confine light efficiently. Here, we have explored the inside volume of such microcavities, both in their amorphous and in their polycrystalline versions. The synthesis method, which is based on chemical vapor deposition, causes amorphous microspheres to have a high content of hydrogen that produces an onionlike distributed porous core when the microspheres are crystallized by a fast annealing regime. This substantially influences the resonant modes. However, a slow crystallization regime does not yield pores, and produces higher-quality-factor resonances that could be fitted to the Mie theory. This allows the establishment of a procedure for obtaining size calibration standards with relative errors of the order of 0.1%.
CitacióFenollosa, R., Garin, M., Meseguer, F. Spherical silicon photonic microcavities : From amorphous to polycrystalline. "Physical review B: condensed matter and materials physics", 16 Juny 2016, vol. 93.
Versió de l'editorhttp://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.93.235307