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The field of plasmonics has offered the promise to combine electronics and photonics at the nanometer scale for ultrafast information processing speeds and compact integration of devices. Various plasmonic waveguide schemes were proposed with the potential to achieve switching functionalities and...
The elements of Group 14 show an extensive range of chemical behaviors. Lying at the boundary between metals and non-metals, some members of Group 14, namely silicon and germanium, are intermediate in their properties. These semiconductors are extremely important in science and technology. Si,...
Silicon nanocrystals (SiNCs) have been suggested as promising candidates for bioimaging because of their abundance, biocompatibility, and stable photoluminescent properties. However, “naked” SiNCs are insoluble in water and very reactive. As a result, NC surface functionalization is necessary to...
On a perfect hydrogen-terminated Si(100)-2x1 surface, each surface silicon atom is capped with exactly one atom of hydrogen. When one of the capping hydrogen atoms is removed, the now unsatisfied orbital of the underlying silicon atom is exposed at that site. This site is better known as a...
We present the characterization of close-spaced linear dangling bond structures, or dangling bond chains, two to seven dangling bonds long, on a hydrogen terminated silicon (100)-2x1 surface using a scan- ning tunnelling microscope. Constant height differential conductance maps reveal their local...
Observing and Manipulating Single Electrons Confined to Silicon Dangling Bond Ensembles with Non-Contact Atomic Force MicroscopyDownload
Non-contact atomic force microscopy (nc-AFM) is capable of inducing and resolving single-electron charge transitions of surface adsorbates. Here, these techniques are extended by studying the charge configurations of dangling bond (DB) ensembles on the hydrogen-terminated silicon surface. nc-AFM...
This thesis explores the dynamics and sensing performance of silicon quantum dot (SiQD) ensembles coupled to the whispering gallery modes (WGMs) of spherical and cylindrical microcavities. The first project investigated the possibility of observing Purcell effects in an ensemble of QDs coupled to...
This thesis will discuss the charge dynamics of dangling bonds (DBs) on the hydrogen terminated Si(100) surface under the effects of temperature and perturbations from local electric fields. The experimental methods are then extended towards DB chains. Electronic time resolved imaging techniques...
This thesis describes the fabrication and characterization of integrated hollow Bragg waveguides fabricated by controlled thin film buckling. Hollow waveguides based on two different set of materials were studied. In the first case, thermal tuning of air-core dimensions was studied using...
Non-contact Atomic Force Microscopy (NC-AFM) is a Scanning Probe Microscopy tool offering unique non-perturbative analysis of surfaces and adsorbates at the atomic scale. AFM precisely oscillates a sharp tip above a sample. By monitoring the shift in resonance frequency of a quartz tuning fork...