(Invited) Engineering Chalcogenide Materials – From Bulk Optics to CMOS-Compatible Microelectronic Integration
This presentation aims to highlight specific examples of such material design strategies for optical and electronic application areas, which have guided our ability to compositionally optimize infrared chalcogenide alloys, for a diverse range of applications. Discussed are the results of efforts to modify material chemistry choices to more closely align with material manufacturing techniques that are CMOS-fabrication compatible and, ultimate component or device performance. The discussion will be illustrated with the recent results from our team  capitalize on ultra-high-Q optical resonance to enable sensitive detection of small optical property perturbations (optical absorption and/or refractive index change) associated with strong photon-molecule interaction with the target species of interest and resonant enhancement to boost sensitivity for the development of planar, optical sensors.
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