2D materials for silicon photonics

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Integration of 2D semiconductor optoelectronics with silicon photonics opens a new path for on-chip point-to-point optical communications.

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Figure 1: Schematic of a 2D MoTe2 p–n diode coupled to a silicon photonic crystal (PhC) waveguide, working as either a light-emitting diode (LED) or a photodetector.

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  • 25 October 2017

    This News & Views article was originally published under an incorrect DOI number; it has now been corrected to 10.1038/nnano.2017.230.


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Tang, Y., Mak, K. 2D materials for silicon photonics. Nature Nanotech 12, 1121–1122 (2017).

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