Kevin Homewood

Professor Kevin Homewood

Visiting Professor
BSc, PhD
+44 (0)1483 689285
30 ATI 02

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Advanced Technology Institute.


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  • Semiconductor Teaching Coordinator


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Hughes MA, Gwilliam RM, Homewood K, Gholipour B, Hewak DW, Lee TH, Elliott SR, Suzuki T, Ohishi Y, Kohoutek T, Curry RJ (2013) On the analogy between photoluminescence and carrier-type reversal in Bi-and Pb-doped glasses, Optics Express 21 (7) pp. 8101-8115
Reaction order in Bi-doped oxide glasses depends on the optical basicity of the glass host. Red and NIR photoluminescence (PL) bands result from Bi2+ and Bin clusters, respectively. Very similar centers are present in Bi-and Pb-doped oxide and chalcogenide glasses. Bi-implanted and Bi melt-doped chalcogenide glasses display new PL bands, indicating that new Bi centers are formed. Bi-related PL bands have been observed in glasses with very similar compositions to those in which carrier-type reversal has been observed, indicating that these phenomena are related to the same Bi centers, which we suggest are interstitial Bi2+ and Bi clusters. © 2013 Optical Society of America.
Antwis L, Gwilliam R, Smith A, Jeynes C, Homewood K (2012) Characterization of a-FeSi
/c-Si heterojunctions for photovoltaic applications,
Semiconductor Science and Technology 27 (3)
Amorphous iron disilicide (a-FeSi
) shows potential as a photovoltaic material due to its bandgap of , with particular emphasis on the electrical properties of a-FeSi
/c-Si heterostructures, under both dark and illuminated conditions. The samples were prepared on quartz and silicon substrates using RF co-sputtering of an iron/silicon target. Optical transmission spectroscopy was used to confirm the bandgap of the samples. Van der Pauw measurements and currentvoltage analysis techniques were used to determine the carrier type and conduction mechanisms of the samples. The results show that a-FeSi
forms a rectifying pn heterojunction on p-type crystalline silicon. The silicide is characterized by very high carrier concentrations, resulting in the depletion region being almost entirely formed within the silicon substrate. Initial JV results suggest carrier recombination within the silicide to be the dominant contribution to the conduction across the junction, with photovoltaic effects having been observed under AM1.5 conditions. © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Hughes MA, Fedorenko Y, Gholipour B, Yao J, Lee TH, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP, Hinder S, Hewak DW, Elliott SR, Curry RJ (2014) n-type chalcogenides by ion implantation., Nat Commun 5
Carrier-type reversal to enable the formation of semiconductor p-n junctions is a prerequisite for many electronic applications. Chalcogenide glasses are p-type semiconductors and their applications have been limited by the extraordinary difficulty in obtaining n-type conductivity. The ability to form chalcogenide glass p-n junctions could improve the performance of phase-change memory and thermoelectric devices and allow the direct electronic control of nonlinear optical devices. Previously, carrier-type reversal has been restricted to the GeCh (Ch=S, Se, Te) family of glasses, with very high Bi or Pb 'doping' concentrations (~5-11 at.%), incorporated during high-temperature glass melting. Here we report the first n-type doping of chalcogenide glasses by ion implantation of Bi into GeTe and GaLaSO amorphous films, demonstrating rectification and photocurrent in a Bi-implanted GaLaSO device. The electrical doping effect of Bi is observed at a 100 times lower concentration than for Bi melt-doped GeCh glasses.
Antwis L, Gwilliam R, Smith A, Homewood K, Jeynes C (2012) Characterization of a-FeSi 2/c-Si heterojunctions for photovoltaic applications, Semiconductor Science and Technology 27 (3)
Amorphous iron disilicide (a-FeSi 2) shows potential as a photovoltaic material due to its bandgap of
Milosavljevic M, Lourenco MA, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP (2011) Role of heavy ion co-implantation and thermal spikes on the development of dislocation loops in nanoengineered silicon light emitting diodes, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 110 (3) ARTN 033508 AMER INST PHYSICS
Wong SP, Chow CF, Roller J, Chong YT, Li Q, Lourenco MA, Homewood KP (2007) Structures and light emission properties of nanocrystalline FeSi2/Si formed by ion beam synthesis with a metal vapor vacuum arc ion source, THIN SOLID FILMS 515 (22) pp. 8122-8128 ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Hughes MA, Fedorenko Y, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP, Hinder S, Gholipour B, Hewak DW, Lee TH, Elliott SR, Curry RJ (2014) Ion-implantation-enhanced chalcogenide-glass resistive-switching devices, Applied Physics Letters 105 (8)
We report amorphous GaLaSO-based resistive switching devices, with and without Pb-implantation before deposition of an Al active electrode, which switch due to deposition and dissolution of Al metal filaments. The devices set at 2-3 and 3-4 V with resistance ratios of 6 × 104 and 3 × 109 for the unimplanted and Pb-implanted devices, respectively. The devices reset under positive Al electrode bias, and Al diffused 40 nm further into GaLaSO in the unimplanted device. We attribute the positive reset and higher set bias, compared to devices using Ag or Cu active electrodes, to the greater propensity of Al to oxidise. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
Gao Y, Chong YT, Chow CF, Wong SP, Homewood KP, Li Q (2007) Post-annealing effect on the microstructure and photoluminescence properties of the ion beam synthesized FeSi2 precipitates in Si, NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS 259 (2) pp. 871-874 ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Milosavljevic M, Lourenco MA, Shao G, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP (2008) Formation of dislocation loops in silicon by ion irradiation for silicon light emitting diodes, NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS 266 (10) pp. 2470-2474 ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Berhanuddin DD, Lourenço MA, Jeynes C, Milosavljevi? M, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP (2012) Structural analysis of silicon co-implanted with carbon and high energy proton for the formation of the lasing G-centre, Journal of Applied Physics 112 (10)
We investigate a new approach for efficient generation of the lasing G-centre (carbon substitutional-silicon self-interstitial complex) which crucially is fully compatible with standard silicon ultra-large-scale integration technology. Silicon wafers were implanted with carbon and irradiated with high energy protons to produce self-interstitials that are crucial in the formation of the G-centre. Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) and transmission electron microscopy were used to study the structure of the post-implanted silicon samples and to investigate the behaviour of the self-interstitials and damage introduced by the carbon and proton implantation. The effect of substrate pre-amorphisation on the G-centre luminescence intensity and formation properties was also investigated by implanting Ge prior to the carbon and proton irradiation. Photoluminescence measurements and RBS results show a significantly higher G-centre peak intensity and silicon yield, respectively, in samples without pre-amorphisation. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.
Sun CM, Tsang HK, Wong SP, Cheung WY, Ke N, Lourenco MA, Homewood KP (2009) Electroluminescence from metal-oxide-silicon tunneling diode with ion-beam-synthesized beta-FeSi2 precipitates embedded in the active region, NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS 267 (7) pp. 1081-1084 ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Milosavljevic M, Shao G, Lourenco MA, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP, Edwards SP, Valizadeh R, Colligon JS (2005) Transition from amorphous to crystalline beta phase in co-sputtered FeSi2 films as a function of temperature, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 98 (12) ARTN 123506 AMER INST PHYSICS
Homewood KP, Lourenço MA, Gwilliam RM (2010) 1.1 to 1.6 ¼m silicon light emitting diodes and optical gain, Proceedings of IEEE 7th International Conference on Group IV Photonics GFP pp. 302-304
We report silicon LEDs showing light emission from 1.1 to 1.6 ¼m and demonstrate optical gain by incorporating optically active impurities. Nano-engineering enables room temperature operation. As one exemplar, we show that erbium, with local strain engineering provides useful optical emission and gain at 1.5 ¼m.
Petrovi? S, Peruako D, Mitri? M, Kovac J, Dra~i? G, Gakovi? B, Homewood KP, Milosavljevi? M (2012) Formation of intermetallic phase in Ni/Ti multilayer structure by ion implantation and thermal annealing, Intermetallics 25 pp. 27-33
Ion implantation and thermal annealing effects on composition and structure of Ni/Ti multilayer have been studied and reported in this paper. The thin films composed of five (Ni/Ti) bilayers were deposited by d.c. ion sputtering on (100) Si wafers to a total thickness of
Fedorenko YG, Hughes MA, Colaux JL, Jeynes C, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP, Yao J, Hewak DW, Lee TH, Elliott SR, Gholipour B, Curry RJ (2014) Electrical properties of amorphous chalcogenide/silicon heterojunctions modified by ion implantation, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 8982
Doping of amorphous chalcogenide films of rather dissimilar bonding type and resistivity, namely, Ga-La-S, GeTe, and Ge-Sb-Te by means of ion implantation of bismuth is considered. To characterize defects induced by ionbeam implantation space-charge-limited conduction and capacitance-voltage characteristics of amorphous chalcogenide/silicon heterojunctions are investigated. It is shown that ion implantation introduces substantial defect densities in the films and their interfaces with silicon. This comes along with a gradual decrease in the resistivity and the thermopower coefficient. It is shown that conductivity in GeTe and Ge-Sb-Te films is consistent with the two-type carrier conduction model. It is anticipated that ion implantation renders electrons to become less localized than holes leading to electron conductivity in certain cases as, for example, in GeTe.
Lourenco MA, Ludurczak W, Prins AD, Milosavljevic M, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP (2015) Light emission from rare-earths in dislocation engineered silicon substrates, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 54 (7) ARTN 07JB01 IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Lourenco MA, Homewood KP (2008) Dislocation-engineered silicon light emitters for photonic integration, SEMICONDUCTOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 23 (6) ARTN 064005 IOP PUBLISHING LTD
W. T. Young, S. R. P. silva, Anguita JV, shannon J, k. p. homewood, b. j. sealy (2000) Low temperature growth of gallium nitride, Diamond and Related Materials
W.T. Young, S.R.P. Silva, J.V. Anguita, J.M. Shannon, K.P. Homewood, B.J. Sealy
Ishibashi Y, Kobayashi T, Prins AD, Nakahara J, Lourenco MA, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP (2007) Excitation and pressure effects on photoluminescence from dislocation engineered silicon material, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC SOLID STATE PHYSICS 244 (1) pp. 402-406 WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Maeda Y, Homewood KP, Sadoh T, Terai Y, Yamaguchi K, Akiyama K (2007) Asia-Pacific conference on semiconducting silicides science and technology towards sustainable optoelectronics (APAC-SILICIDE 2006) July 29-31, 2006, Kyoto - Preface, THIN SOLID FILMS 515 (22) pp. 8101-8101 ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Lourenço MA, Homewood KP (2011) Crystalline-silicon-based infra-red LEDs and routes to laser diodes, Thin Solid Films 519 (24) pp. 8441-8445 Elsevier
We review progress in silicon LEDs using dislocation engineering to achieve high temperature operation, a process that is fully CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) compatible. We concentrate on devices operating in the near infra-red where high value applications are. The need for silicon emitters, lasers and optical amplifiers is discussed followed by an outline of previous approaches and possible future routes explored. Results on gain in silicon are reported and routes to electrically pumped injection lasers and optical amplifiers considered. Extension of 1.1 and 1.5 ¼m devices to other wavelengths is discussed
Milosavljevi? M, Milinovi? V, Peruako D, Grce A, Stojanovi? M, Pjevi? D, Mitri? M, Kova
J, Homewood KP
(2011) Stability of nano-scaled Ta/Ti multilayers upon argon ion irradiation, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Milgram JN, Knights AP, Homewood KP, Gwilliam RM (2007) Considerations for interpretation of luminescence from silicon-on-insulator light emitting structures, SEMICONDUCTOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 22 (10) pp. 1104-1110 IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Milosavljevic M, Lourenco MA, Shao G, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP (2006) Optimising dislocation-engineered silicon light-emitting diodes, APPLIED PHYSICS B-LASERS AND OPTICS 83 (2) pp. 289-294 SPRINGER
Berhanuddin DD, Lourenco MA, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP (2012) Co-Implantation of Carbon and Protons: An Integrated Silicon Device Technology Compatible Method to Generate the Lasing G-Center, ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS 22 (13) pp. 2709-2712 WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Antwis L, Wong L, Smith A, Homewood K, Jeynes C, Gwilliam R (2010) Optimization and characterisation of amorphous iron disilicide formed by ion beam mixing of Fe/Si multilayer structures for photovoltaic applications, AIP Conference Proceedings 1321 pp. 278-281
This study presents an optimization and characterization of amorphous Iron Disilicide (a?FeSi2) synthesized using Ion Beam Mixing (IBM) of Fe?Si multilayer structures. The layers were deposited using RF magnetron sputtering, and subsequently irradiated with Ar+ and Fe+ beams of 150 and 200 keV. Rutherford Back Scattering (RBS) analysis was used to determine the structure and level of silicidation of the samples. The nature of the band?gap and the optical absorption coefficients were determined by optical transmission analysis. The results demonstrate that the synthesis of a?FeSi2 can be achieved using this technique, with the total level of silicidation being highly dependant upon the initial structure configuration and beam parameters. Direct band?gap energies of cm?1. Therefore this method of fabrication has been shown to produce a?FeSi2 layers without the need for post?synthesis treatment, using established technologies without compromising the optical properties that make this material such a promising semiconductor for the photovoltaics market.
Lourenco MA, Milosavljevic M, Shao G, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP (2006) Boron engineered dislocation loops for efficient room temperature silicon light emitting diodes, THIN SOLID FILMS 504 (1-2) pp. 36-40 ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Gao Y, Chen RS, Zhou MY, Lourenco MA, Homewood KP, Shao G (2008) Structural, electronic, and optical properties of Mn4Si 7, Proceedings of SPIE: Thin Film Materials 6984
Semiconducting high manganese silicides (HMS) have attracted great research interest in the past decades for potential applications as novel optoelectronic and photovoltaic devices integrated on Si chips. The fundamental electronic properties in HMS are still unclear, and the band-gap energy was reported to scatter from 0.42 eV to 0.98 eV in the past decades. In this work, single phase semiconducting Mn4Si7 precipitates and thin films have been synthesized by ion implantation. Optical absorption spectra obtained by transmission measurements demonstrated the existence of a direct band gap in all samples. The band gap values varied in the range of 0.77 eV to 0.93 eV, corresponding to varied strain states due to different microstructures. The electronic band structures of Mn4Si7 under different strain states have been theoretically investigated by means of a full-potential linear augmented plane wave method and compared with the experimental results. From ab initio calculations, the Mn4Si7 compound is found to be a pseudo-direct band-gap semiconductor with a fundamental gap increasing linearly with the compression along c- or a-axis. This trend is in good agreement with the experimental results.
Homewood KP, Lourenço MA (2015) Optoelectronics: The rise of the GeSn laser, Nature Photonics 9 (2) pp. 78-79
Lourenço MA, Wong L, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP (2010) Luminescence of Tm3+in dislocation engineered silicon substrates, Proceedings of 7th IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics pp. 159-161
Photoluminescence at 1.2 to1.4 ¼m is demonstrated in dislocation engineered silicon substrates doped with Tm3+ leading to the development of forward biased light emitting devices operating at a turn-on voltage of only 1 V.
Milosavljevic M, Milinovic V, Perusko D, Grce A, Stojanovic M, Pjevic D, Mitric M, Kovac J, Homewood KP (2011) Stability of nano-scaled Ta/Ti multilayers upon argon ion irradiation, NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS 269 (19) pp. 2090-2097 ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Hughes MA, Lourenço MA, Carey JD, Murdin B, Homewood KP (2014) Crystal field analysis of Dy and Tm implanted silicon for photonic and quantum technologies, Optics Express 22 (24) pp. 29292-29303
© 2014 Optical Society of America.We report the lattice site and symmetry of optically active Dy3+ and Tm3+ implanted Si. Local symmetry was determined by fitting crystal field parameters (CFPs), corresponding to various common symmetries, to the ground state splitting determined by photoluminescence measurements. These CFP values were then used to calculate the splitting of every J manifold. We find that both Dy and Tm ions are in a Si substitution site with local tetragonal symmetry. Knowledge of rare-earth ion symmetry is important in maximising the number of optically active centres and for quantum technology applications where local symmetry can be used to control decoherence.
Lourenço MA, Mustafa Z, Ludurczak W, Wong L, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP (2013) High temperature luminescence of Dy3+ in crystalline silicon in the optical communication and eye-safe spectral regions, Optics Letters 38 (18) pp. 3669-3672
We report on photoluminescence in the 1.3 and 1.7 ¼m spectral ranges in silicon doped with dysprosium. This is attributed to the Dy3+ internal transitions between the second Dy3+ excited state and the ground state, and between the third Dy3+ excited state and the ground state. Luminescence is achieved by Dy implantation into Si substrates codoped with boron, to form dislocation loops, and show a strong dependence on fabrication process. The spectra consist of several sharp lines with the strongest emission at 1736 nm, observed up to 200 K. No Dy3+ luminescence is observed in samples without B codoping, showing the paramount importance of dislocation loops to enable the Dy emission. © 2013 Optical Society of America.
Obradovi? M, Pjevi? D, Peruako D, Grce A, Milosavljevi? M, Milosavljevi? M, Homewood KP, Siketi? Z (2015) Effects of helium ion irradiation on bubble formation in AlN/TiN multilayered system, Thin Solid Films
© 2015 Elsevier B.V. The effects of helium ion irradiation on immiscible AlN/TiN multilayered system were studied. The structure consisted of 30 alternate AlN (~8nm) and TiN (~9.3nm) layers of a total thickness around 260nm, deposited on (100) Si substrates by reactive sputtering. The system was then implanted with 30keV He+ to very high irradiation doses, 1-4×1017 ions/cm2. Evaluated projected ion range was 153.1±45.4nm and maximum displacements per atom for the applied doses from 6 to 24. It was found that the multilayers remained well separated and stable after irradiation to 1×1017 ions/cm2, which introduces up to 10at.% of He within the structure. The main effects were agglomeration of He bubbles around the projected ion range, mostly concentrated at the AlN edges of the interfaces, and a slight increase of the mean grain size within the affected zone. Increasing of the ion dose induced further agglomeration of bubbles, splitting of the layers at the interfaces, and final destruction of the structure. The evaluated He content was consistent with the implanted dose up to 2×1017 ions/cm2. For the highest dose the implanted gas is partially released from the structure. The results can be interesting towards the development of radiation tolerant materials.
Milosavljevi? M, Toprek D, Obradovi? M, Grce A, Peruako D, Dra~i
G, Kova
J, Homewood KP
(2013) Ion irradiation induced solid-state amorphous reaction in Ni/Ti multilayers, Applied Surface Science 268 pp. 516-523
The effects of Ar ion irradiation on interfacial reactions induced in Ni/Ti multilayers were investigated. Structures consisting of 10 alternate Ni (
Lourenco MA, Opoku C, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP (2010) Photoluminescence study of thulium-doped silicon substrates for light emitting diodes, OPTICAL MATERIALS 32 (12) pp. 1597-1600 ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Lourenco MA, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP (2007) Extraordinary optical gain from silicon implanted with erbium, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 91 (14) ARTN 141122 AMER INST PHYSICS
Milosavljevi? M, Toprek D, Obradovi? M, Grce A, Peruako D, Dra~i
G, Kova
J, Homewood KP
(2013) Ion irradiation induced solid-state amorphous reaction in Ni/Ti multilayers, Applied Surface Science
The effects of Ar ion irradiation on interfacial reactions induced in Ni/Ti multilayers were investigated. Structures consisting of 10 alternate Ni (
Lourenco MA, Milosavljevic M, Shao G, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP (2007) Dislocation engineered silicon light emitting devices, THIN SOLID FILMS 515 (22) pp. 8113-8117 ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Hughes MA, Homewood KP, Curry RJ, Ohno Y, Mizutani T (2014) Split gate and asymmetric contact carbon nanotube optical devices, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 8982
Asymmetric contacts or split gate geometries can be used to obtain rectification, electroluminescence (EL) and photocurrent from carbon nanotube field effect transistors. Here, we report devices with both split gates and asymmetric contacts and show that device parameters can be optimised with an appropriate split gate bias, giving the ability to select the rectification direction, modify the reverse bias saturation current and the ideality factor. When operated as a photodiode, the short circuit current and open circuit voltage can be modified by the split gate bias, and the estimated power conversion efficiency was 1×10-6. When using split gates and symmetric contacts, strong EL peaking at 0.86 eV was observed with a full width at half maximum varying between 64 and 120 meV, depending on the bias configuration. The power and quantum efficiency of the EL was estimated to be around 1×10-6 and 1×10-5 respectively.
Gao Y, Shao GS, Li Q, Xu YM, Wong SP, Zhou MY, Lourenco MA, Homewood KP (2007) Microstructural and optical properties of semiconducting MnSi1.7 synthesized by ion implantation, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS PART 1-REGULAR PAPERS BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS & REVIEW PAPERS 46 (9A) pp. 5777-5779 INST PURE APPLIED PHYSICS
Homewood KP, Lourenco MA, Milosavljevic M, Shao G, Gwilliam RM (2005) Dislocation engineered silicon for light emission, 2005 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (LEOS) pp. 608-609 IEEE
Homewood KP, Lourenco MA, Gwilliam RM (2010) Nano-engineered silicon light emitting diodes and optically active waveguides, OPTICAL MATERIALS 32 (12) pp. 1601-1605 ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Fedotova JA, Przewoznik J, Kapusta C, Milosavljevi M, Kasiuk JV, Zukrowski J, Sikora M, Maximenko AA, Szepietowska D, Homewood KP (2011) Magnetoresistance in FeCoZrAl2O3 nanocomposite films containing metal coreoxide shell nanogranules, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 44 (49) 495001
Hughes MA, Homewood KP, Curry RJ, Ohishi Y, Suzuki T (2014) Waveguides in Ni-doped glass and glass-ceramic written with a 1 kHz femtosecond laser, Optical Materials 36 (9) pp. 1604-1608
We report waveguides in Ni-doped Li2O-Ga2O 3-SiO2 (Ni:LGS) glass and glass-ceramic (GC) fabricated with a femtosecond (fs) laser with repetition rate of 1 kHz. When the glass is annealed to form a GC, the waveguides are erased. However, in the GC the waveguides are not erased by annealing. In Ni:LGS GC a 415 nm absorption band was created by fs laser waveguide writing due to the creation of Ni nanoparticles with an estimated diameter of a few nm. Raman and photoluminescence spectra of the bulk and waveguide structures were indistinguishable; however, fluorescence decay profiles indicated more long lifetime components in the waveguide compared to the bulk. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Hughes MA, Homewood KP, Curry RJ, Ohno Y, Mizutani T (2013) An ultra-low leakage current single carbon nanotube diode with split-gate and asymmetric contact geometry, Applied Physics Letters 103 (13)
A single carbon nanotube diode is reported, with Ti and Pd contacts, and split gates. Without gate bias the device displays strong rectification, with a leakage current (I0) of 6 × 10-16 A, and an ideality factor (·) of 1.38. When the gate above the Ti contact is biased negatively the diode inverts. When positive bias is then applied to the gate above the Pd contact minority carrier injection is suppressed. Configured such I0 and · were 2 × 10-14 A and 2.01, respectively. Electrical characterization indicates that the Schottky barrier height for electrons is lower for the Pd contact than the Ti contact. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.
Maeda Y, Homewood KP, Sadoh T, Terai Y, Yamaguchi K, Akiyama K (2007) Editorial, Thin Solid Films 515 (22)
Lourenco MA, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP (2008) Silicon light emitting diodes emitting over the 1.2-1.4 mu m wavelength region in the extended optical communication band, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 92 (16) ARTN 161108 AMER INST PHYSICS
Milosavljevic M, Wong L, Lourenco M, Valizadeh R, Colligon J, Shao G, Homewood K (2010) Correlation of Structural and Optical Properties of Sputtered FeSi2 Thin Films, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 49 (8) ARTN 081401 JAPAN SOC APPLIED PHYSICS
Lourenço M, Gwilliam R, Homewood K (2011) Eye-safe 2 ¼m luminescence from thulium-doped silicon., Opt Lett 36 (2) pp. 169-171 Optical Society of America
We report on photoluminescence in the 1.7-2.1 ¼m range of silicon doped with thulium. This is achieved by the implantation of Tm into silicon that has been codoped with boron to reduce the thermal quenching. At least six strong lines can be distinguished at 80 K; at 300 K, the spectrum is dominated by the main emission at 2 ¼m. These emissions are attributed to the trivalent Tm(3+) internal transitions between the first excited state and the ground state.
Wong L, Milosavljevic M, Lourenco MA, Shao G, Valizadeh R, Colligon JS, Homewood KP (2008) Annealing and deposition temperature dependence of the bandgap of amorphous FeSi(2) fabricated by co-sputter deposition, SEMICONDUCTOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 23 (3) ARTN 035007 IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Hughes MA, Federenko Y, Lee TH, Yao J, Gholipour B, Gwilliam RM, Homewood KP, Hewak DW, Elliott SR, Curry RJ (2014) Optical and electronic properties of bismuth-implanted glasses, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 8982
Photoluminescence (PL) and excitation spectra of Bi melt-doped oxide and chalcogenide glasses are very similar, indicating the same Bi center is present. When implanted with Bi, chalcogenide, phosphate and silica glasses, and BaF2 crystals, all display characteristically different PL spectra to when Bi is incorporated by melt-doping. This indicates that ion implantation is able to generate Bi centers which are not present in samples whose dopants are introduced during melting. Bi-related PL bands have been observed in glasses with very similar compositions to those in which carrier-type reversal has been observed, indicating that these phenomena are related to the same Bi centers, which we suggest are interstitial Bi2+ and Bi clusters.
Maeda Y, Terai Y, Homewood K, Takarabe K, Yamaguchi K, Suzuki M, Sadoh T, Nakamura Y (2011) Preface, Thin Solid Films 519 (24) pp. 8433-8433 Elsevier
We, the organizing committee of APAC-SILICIDE 2010 Tsukuba, are
very pleased to publish the fourth special issue of Thin Solid Films for
scientists, researchers and students who have interests in the science
and technology of semiconducting silicides and related materials.
Litvinenko Konstantin, Li Juerong, Stavrias N, Meaney A, Christianen P, Engelkamp H, Homewood Kevin, Pidgeon C, Murdin Benedict (2016) The Quadratic Zeeman effect used for state-radius determination in neutral donors and donor bound excitons in Si:P, Semiconductor Science and Technology 31 045007 pp. 045007-045007 IOP
We have measured the near-infrared photoluminescence spectrum of phosphorus doped silicon (Si: P) and extracted the donor-bound exciton (D0X) energy at magnetic fields up to 28 T. At high field the Zeeman effect is strongly nonlinear because of the diamagnetic shift, also known as the quadratic Zeeman effect (QZE). The magnitude of the QZE is determined by the spatial extent of the wave-function. High field data allows us to extract values for the radius of the neutral donor (D0) ground state, and the light and heavy hole D0X states, all with more than an order of magnitude better precision than previous work. Good agreement was found between the experimental state radius and an effective mass model for D0. The D0X results are much more surprising, and the radius of the mJ=±3/2 heavy hole is found to be larger than that of the mJ=±1/2 light hole.
Peach Tomas, Homewood Kevin, Lourenco Manon, Hughes M, Saeedi Kaymar, Stavrias Nikolaos, Li Juerong, Chick Steven, Murdin Benedict, Clowes Steven (2018) The Effect of Lattice Damage and Annealing Conditions on the Hyperfine Structure of Ion Implanted Bismuth Donors in Silicon, Advanced Quantum Technologies 1 (2) 1800038 Wiley
This study reports on high energy bismuth ion implantation into silicon with a particular emphasis on the effect that annealing conditions have on the observed hyperfine structure of the Si:Bi donor state. A suppression of donor bound exciton, D0X, photoluminescence is observed in implanted samples which have been annealed at 700 °C relating to the presence of a dense layer of lattice defects that is formed during the implantation process. Hall measurments at 10 K show that this implant damage manifests itself at low temperatures as an abundance of p?type charge carriers, the density of which is observed to have a strong dependence on annealing temperature. Using resonant D0X photoconductivity, we are able to identify the presence of a hyperfine structure in samples annealed at a minimum temperature of 800 °C; however, higher temperatures are required to eliminate effects of implantation strain.
Silicon photonics has gained more popularity in the last decade stimulated by a series of recent breakthroughs and attractive potential applications in the integrated-optics. One of the great challenges is to modify the silicon lattice so as to enhance the light emission properties. Moreover, by referring to Moore?s Law, there are concerns of the increase in interconnect time delay which can surpass the switching time if the gate length in transistors are continued to scale down. By implementing the silicon optical emitter on the integrated circuit, it will eliminate this major problem thus enhancing the performance and speed of the computer. This work will focus on researching the point defect especially the G-centre in silicon as a potential technique to emit coherent light from silicon. We have investigated and presented a new approach to incorporate high levels of the emissive G-centre peaking sharply at 1280 nm by implanting carbon and protons into the silicon lattice. Significantly this technique utilizes fully ULSI technology compatible processes such as ion implantation and high temperature annealing.

Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques were used along with the photoluminescence measurement to correlate the optical and structural properties of the G-centre formed by the carbon implantation and high energy ion irradiation. The analysis reveals that the silicon interstitials generated after proton irradiation are an essential factor in forming the G-centre complex.

We have also introduced the dislocation engineering technique into the silicon lattice with the G-centre complexes. The results are promising and with optimization of the technique to introduce the dislocation loops into the G-centre technique, the temperature quenching problem often related to the optically active point-defect centre, may be solved. Electroluminescence (EL) measurements were carried out after the fabrication of the LED devices. Results from the sample with the G-centre luminescence is the most crucial as it shows that by using the proposed technique in this research, luminescence from silicon is indeed possible when electrically pumped. This is an essential key result for the future research of the optically active point-defect especially the G-centre towards the possibility of an electrically pumped, efficient silicon laser.

One of the greatest challenges in silicon photonics has been to induce light emission in silicon, with the ultimate vision is to have fully silicon-based photonics emitters or lasers which can operate by both optical and electrical pumping.

Comprehensive photoluminescence (PL) and electroluminescence (EL) studies are conducted on dislocation engineering light emitting diode structures based on silicon implanted (Si:B) with Ce, Eu, and Yb rare-earth (RE) ions. The PL and EL results show very bright luminescence intensity and dramatic red shifting in luminescence peaks which shows a possible novel phenomenon of RE energy transition modification. The modification is attributed to the direct transition from Si conduction band edge to RE manifolds? (_^2)F?_(7/2)^ , ?(_^2)F?_(5/2)^ for ?Ce?^(3+), ?(_^7)F?_j^ (j=0 to 4) for ?Eu?^(3+), ?(_^2)F?_(5/2)^ and ?(_^2)F?_(7/2)^ for ?Yb?^(3+).

The emissions are shifted from the conventional lowest internal energy transition in ?Ce?^(3+) from around blue spectrum at ~350 nm (due to (_^2)D_(3/2)^ excited state to the ?(_^2)F?_(7/2)^ , ?(_^2)F?_(5/2)^ transitions) to ~1.35 µm in Si:B&Ce. For ?Eu?^(3+) the emission is shifted from around the red spectrum at ~600 nm (due to (_^5)D_0^ excited state to the ?(_^7)F?_j^ transitions, j=0 to 4) to ~ 1.40 µm in Si:B&Eu and for ?Yb?^(3+) is shifted from slightly beyond the visible region at ~980 nm (due to ?(_^2)F?_(5/2)^ excited state to the ?(_^2)F?_(7/2)^ transition) to ~ 1.43 µm in Si:B&Yb samples. The new shifting of luminescence peak into NIR region is very important for optical communication in making LEDs and lasers.