09.07.2007: Silicon to Light & Light to Silicon - Materials, Characterization and Applications

The research initiative SiLi-nano is currently organizing an International Workshop on Silicon to Light & Light to Silicon - Materials, Characterization and Applications - to be held in Halle/Germany on July 9-10, 2007.

This workshop will involve approximately 20-30 invited speakers to cover different subjects in the field of integrated silicon photonics, sensors, and photovoltaics. The organizers will cover travel, accommodation, and living expenses within federal guidelines. Moreover, we encourage students, who are working in the field to present posters. Limited financial support is available for them upon request.

The workshop will tackle research and technology as well as projections of the market potential and future applications.

Talks are planned in the following areas:

  • Silicon Light Emitting Diodes / Silicon Lasers
  • Photon Management in Solar Cells
  • Next Generation Photovoltaics
  • Photovoltaic Market – International Trends

The workshop language will be English.

The scope of this workshop is to bring people of the above mentioned different areas together to discuss where the different approaches find their specific markets or applications.

Technical Program

Monday, July 9th, 2007

11.00-11.30 Ralf B. Wehrspohn - Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials
Welcome / Introduction
11.30-12.00 Henning Wicht - Wicht Technology Consulting
Photovoltaic Market: Waferproduction
12.00-12.30 Bolko von Roedern - National Renewable Energy Lab
PV research activities in the US
12.30-13.00 Gaëtan Rull - Yole Développement
Will Silicon continue to drive the PV industry?
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-14.30 Henning Nagel – Schott Solar
Technology trends in crystalline silicon photovoltaics
14.30-15.00 Reinhard Carius – Research Center Jülich
Thin film silicon solar cells – optical and material aspects
15.00-15.30 Jan Christoph Goldschmidt – Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems
Photon management with luminescent materials
15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
16.00-16.30 Daniel Solli – University of California, Los Angeles
Teaching Silicon New Tricks
16.30-17.00 Alexander Fang – University of California, Santa Barbara
Hybrid Silicon Evanescent Devices
17.00-17.30 Peter Werner – Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics
Miniband-related IR of Si/Ge quantum dot superlattices
17.30-18.30 Tour at Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials
19.00-22.00 Dinner at Ackerbürgerhof

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

09.00-09.30 Erich Kasper – University of Stuttgart
Silicon/Germanium based light detectors
09.30-10.00 Martin Kittler – Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics
Silicon-based light emitters
10.00-10.30 Jürgen Wöllenstein – Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques
Silicon-based IR emitter
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-11.30 Wolfgang Skorupa – Research Center Dresden-Rossendorf
Silicon-based MOS Light Emitters using Rare Earth Ion Implantation
11.30-12.00 Lars Rebohle – Research Center Dresden-Rossendorf
Switchable multicolour light emitter based on Eu-implanted MOS-capacitors
12.00-12.30 Georg von Freymann – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Complex three-dimensional silicon structures for photonics
12.30-13.00 Klaus Petermann – Technical University of Berlin
An optical board approach based on SOI
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-18.00 Excursion - Q Cells, Inc., Thalheim

The workshop will be held at the new building of the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials in Halle. It will start on Monday, July 9th, 2007, at 11.00 am and end on Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 at 2.00 pm. Immediately after the workshop there will be an excursion to Q-Cells, Inc., Thalheim. We will return from Thalheim in Halle at approximately 6.00 pm. Please let us know if you would like to participate.

A shuttle service will be organized to pick up the workshop participants from the Dorint Hotel in Halle on Monday (10.00 am) and Tuesday (8.30 am) morning. Since the dinner on Monday evening has to be ordered in advance please let us know whether you have special dietary requests.


PD Dr. Stefan Schweizer
Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg
Heinrich-Damerow-Str. 4
06120 Halle (Saale)
email: info(at)sili-nano.de


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