The first part of the book introduces readers to the fundamental properties of germanium, such as band offsets, impurities, defects and surface structures, which determine the performance of germanium-based devices in conjunction with conventional silicon technology. The second part covers methods of preparing and processing germanium structures, including chemical and physical vapor deposition, condensation approaches and chemical etching. The third and largest part gives a broad overview of the applications of integrated germanium technology: waveguides, photodetectors, modulators, ring resonators, transistors and, prominently, light-emitting devices.
An invaluable one-stop resource for both researchers and developers.
Keywords: impurities defects surface structure devices technology optics LED light emission, Electronic Materials, Photonics & Lasers, Optics & Photonics, Electronic Materials, Photonics & Lasers, Optics & Photonics