Silicon nanoparticle stimulated emission devices

Munir H. Nayfeh (Inventor), Osman Akcakir (Inventor), Nicholas P. Barry (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The invention concerns elemental silicon emission devices. Devices according to the invention use elemental silicon nanoparticles as a material from which stimulated emissions are produced. Silicon nanoparticles efficiently produce emissions and act as a gain medium in response to excitation. The silicon nanoparticles of the invention, being dimensioned on an order of magnitude of one nanometer and having about 1 part per thousand or less larger than 1 nm, are an efficient emission source and forms the basis for many useful devices.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number6597496
Filing date10/25/99
StatePublished - Jul 22 2003


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