Nanophotonics Based on Semiconductor-Photonic Crystal/Quantum Dot and Metal-/Semiconductor-Plasmonics

Kiyoshi ASAKAWA  Yoshimasa SUGIMOTO  Naoki IKEDA  Daiju TSUYA  Yasuo KOIDE  Yoshinori WATANABE  Nobuhiko OZAKI  Shunsuke OHKOUCHI  Tsuyoshi NOMURA  Daisuke INOUE  Takayuki MATSUI  Atsushi MIURA  Hisayoshi FUJIKAWA  Kazuo SATO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E95-C   No.2   pp.178-187
Publication Date: 2012/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E95.C.178
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Photonic Devices using Nanofabrication Technology and Their Applications)
photonic crystal,  quantum dot,  surface plasmon,  negative index material,  all-optical switch,  

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This paper reviews our recent activities on nanophotonics based on a photonic crystal (PC)/quantum dot (QD)-combined structure for an all-optical device and a metal/semiconductor composite structure using surface plasmon (SP) and negative refractive index material (NIM). The former structure contributes to an ultrafast signal processing component by virtue of new PC design and QD selective-area-growth technologies, while the latter provides a new RGB color filter with a high precision and optical beam-steering device with a wide steering angle.