Processing of silica doped erbium by spin coating of erbium oxide and tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS).
Analyzing the optical activity by studying photo-luminescence, FTIR, XRD, AFM, SEM among other techniques.
Modeling thermal annealing effect on erbium optical activity and studying the quenching effects.
Optimizing the process parameter.
Processing of Si-Er structures by physical vapor techniques.
Researching the effect of Ion-Beam Mixing on the optical activity of Er.
Characterizing the samples by: steady-state photo-luminescence, lifetime measurements, FTIR, XPS.
Researching the optical transitions in light of Stark Splitting models.
Optimizing process parameters.