Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Silicon in a new light

[Source: ERC] All modern electronic devices use integrated circuits built on silicon. But silicon can’t do everything and one thing it cannot do is give out light. There are no silicon LEDs or lasers. It is rather better at detecting light, and can do so in the ultraviolet and visible regions of the spectrum, but fails in the near infrared, being unable to sense radiation longer than about 1.2 microns.

from EUROPA - Syndicated Research News Feed

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