Optical Properties of Silicon Nanowires

Abstract

Silicon nanowires exhibit strong antireflective properties and are capable of enhancing optical absorption over that of bare bulk crystalline silicon. Low-dimensional silicon nanowires also exhibit luminescence visible to the naked eye under laser excitation. This chapter summarizes recent theoretical and experimental studies on the optical properties of silicon nanowires. The optical properties of silicon nanocones and core-shell nanowires are also discussed. Silicon nanowires are characterized by UV–VIS-NIR and photoluminescence spectroscopy.

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Optical Properties of Silicon Nanowires
Book Title
UV-VIS and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy for Nanomaterials Characterization
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Optical Properties of Silicon Nanowires and Other Nanostructures
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-27594-4
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-27594-4_9
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  • Challa Kumar Send Email (ID1)
  • Editor Affiliation
  • ID1 Center for Advanced Microstructures and, South Stadium Road, Baton Rouge, 70803, Louisiana, USA
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  • Michael M. Adachi (00091)
  • Mohammedreza Khorasaninejad (00091)
  • Simarjeet S. Saini (00091)
  • Karim S. Karim (00091)
  • Author Affiliation
  • 00091 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave. West, Waterloo, ON, Canada
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