• A Computational and Experimental Study of Surface Acoustic Waves in Phononic Crystals 

      Petrus, Joseph Andrew (2009-12-24)
      The unique frequency range and robustness of surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices has been a catalyst for their adoption as integral components in a range of consumer and military electronics. Furthermore, the strain and ...
    • Creating and Imaging Surface Acoustic Waves on GaAs 

      Mathew, Reuble (2009-12-08)
      The versatility of surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices stems from the accessibility of the propagation path to modification and detection. This has led to the integration of SAWs in a variety of novel fields, including ...
    • Gigahertz Modulation of a Photonic Crystal Cavity 

      Ali, Aaron (2013-04-30)
      Photonic crystal (PtC) cavities are an increasingly important way to create all optical methods to control optical data. Not only must the data be controlled, but interfacing it with high frequency electrical signals is ...
    • Modulation of Quantum Dot Energy Levels by Surface Acoustic Waves for use as a Triggered Photon Source 

      Hubert, Colin (2014-10-06)
      The foundation for a triggered photon source was realized by convolving the energy bandgap of a quantum dot with a surface acoustic wave. The devices consisted of an InP substrate on which InAs/InP quantum dots were grown. ...
    • Phononic Crystal Surface Structures on Gallium Arsenide 

      Muzar, Edward
      A series of computational studies of surface phononic crystals on cubic gallium arsenide are explored to elucidate the behaviour of surface acoustic waves in such systems. The enhanced understanding of surface acoustic ...
    • Phononic Crystal Waveguiding in GaAs 

      Azodi Aval, Golnaz (2013-11-29)
      Compared to the much more common photonic crystals that are used to manipulate light, phononic crystals (PnCs) with inclusions in a lattice can be used to manipulate sound. While trying to propagate in a periodically ...