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Tunable resonance transmission modes in hybrid heterostructures based on porous silicon

Karina S Pérez1*, J Octavio Estevez1, Antonio Méndez-Blas1, Jesús Arriaga1, Gabriela Palestino2 and Miguel E Mora-Ramos3

Author Affiliations

1 Instituto de Física, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, A.P. J-48, Puebla, 72570, México

2 Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Alvaro Obregón 64, San Luis Potosí, 78000, México

3 Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Av. Universidad 1001, Cuernavaca, CP 62209, Morelos, México

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2012, 7:392  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-392

Published: 13 July 2012


In this work, we report the experimental results and theoretical analysis of strong localization of resonance transmission modes generated by hybrid periodic/quasiperiodic heterostructures (HHs) based on porous silicon. The HHs are formed by stacking a quasiperiodic Fibonacci (FN) substructure between two distributed Bragg reflectors (DBRs). FN substructure defines the number of strong localized modes that can be tunable at any given wavelength and be unfolded when a partial periodicity condition is imposed. These structures show interesting properties for biomaterials research, biosensor applications and basic studies of adsorption of organic molecules. We also demonstrate the sensitivity of HHs to material infiltration.

Fibonacci substructure; Porous silicon; Heterostructures