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Title: Optimizing Nanoemitters using Quasi-Aperiodicity and Photoelectrochemical Etching (invited).


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the Thesis Defense - USC (University of Southern California) held March 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.
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United States

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Anderson, Patrick Duke. Optimizing Nanoemitters using Quasi-Aperiodicity and Photoelectrochemical Etching (invited).. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Anderson, Patrick Duke. Optimizing Nanoemitters using Quasi-Aperiodicity and Photoelectrochemical Etching (invited).. United States.
Anderson, Patrick Duke. Wed . "Optimizing Nanoemitters using Quasi-Aperiodicity and Photoelectrochemical Etching (invited).". United States. doi:.
title = {Optimizing Nanoemitters using Quasi-Aperiodicity and Photoelectrochemical Etching (invited).},
author = {Anderson, Patrick Duke},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}

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  • For this study, we experimentally investigate a new class of quasi-aperiodic structures for improving the emission pattern in nanowire arrays. Efficient normal emission, as well as lasing, can be obtained from III-nitride photonic crystal (PhC) nanowire arrays that utilize slow group velocity modes near the Γ-point in reciprocal space. However, due to symmetry considerations, the emitted far-field pattern of such modes are often ‘donut’-like. Many applications, including lighting for displays or lasers, require a more uniform beam profile in the far-field. Previous work has improved far-field beam uniformity of uncoupled modes by changing the shape of the emitting structure. However,more » in nanowire systems, the shape of nanowires cannot always be arbitrarily changed due to growth or etch considerations. Here, we investigate breaking symmetry by instead changing the position of emitters. Using a quasi-aperiodic geometry, which changes the emitter position within a photonic crystal supercell (2x2), we are able to linearize the photonic bandstructure near the Γ-point and greatly improve emitted far-field uniformity. We realize the III-nitride nanowires structures using a top-down fabrication procedure that produces nanowires with smooth, vertical sidewalls. Comparison of room-temperature micro-photoluminescence (µ-PL) measurements between periodic and quasi-aperiodic nanowire arrays reveal resonances in each structure, with the simple periodic structure producing a donut beam in the emitted far-field and the quasi-aperiodic structure producing a uniform Gaussian-like beam. We investigate the input pump power vs. output intensity in both systems and observe the simple periodic array exhibiting a non-linear relationship, indicative of lasing. We believe that the quasi-aperiodic approach studied here provides an alternate and promising strategy for shaping the emission pattern of nanoemitter systems.« less