Engineering broadband and anisotropic photoluminescence emission from rare earth doped tellurite thin film photonic crystals. Academic Article uri icon


  • Broadband and anisotropic light emission from rare-earth doped tellurite thin films is demonstrated using Er3+-TeO2 photonic crystals (PhCs). By adjusting the PhC parameters, photoluminescent light can be efficiently coupled into vertical surface emission or lateral waveguide propagation modes. Because of the flexibility of light projection direction, Er3+-TeO2 is a potential broadband light source for integration with three-dimensional photonic circuits and on-chip biochemical sensors.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

author list (cited authors)

  • Lin, P. T., Vanhoutte, M., Patel, N. S., Singh, V., Hu, J., Cai, Y., ... Agarwal, A.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Lin, Pao T||Vanhoutte, Michiel||Patel, Neil S||Singh, Vivek||Hu, Juejun||Cai, Yan||Camacho-Aguilera, Rodolfo||Michel, Jurgen||Kimerling, Lionel C||Agarwal, Anu

publication date

  • January 2012