Germanium as a Photonics Substance: from Lenses to Dislocation-Free Wafers
The article considers the process of development of germanium single crystal growth technology by the Czochralsky method, which allowed the application of germanium properties in IR optics and in gamma radiation detection. It is expected that germanium may return to optoelectronics again: recent developments in the cultivation of dislocation-free crystals have shown that germanium is a promising material for next-generation nanoscale electronic devices and for the integration of optical functions on logic circuits.
Tags: germanium germanium single crystal growth technologies ir-optics photonic integrated circuits германий ик-оптика технологии роста монокристаллов германия фотонные интегральные схемы
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