On nanostructured silicon success

Ole Sigmund, Jakob Søndergaard Jensen, Lars Hagedorn Frandsen

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Recent Letters by Piggott et al. 1 and Shen et al. 2 claim the smallest ever dielectric wave length and polarization splitters. The associated News & Views article by Aydin3 states that these works “are the first experimental demonstration of on-chip, silicon photonic components based on complex all-dielectric nanophotonic structures.” Here, we question the rationale behind the competition for a small device footprint as set out by the authors of the two papers 1,2 and also point out a lack of appropriate historical context in the three contributions 1–3.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Photonics
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)142-143
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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