Optical properties of various Si nanostructures are discussed. The Auger coefficient of TiSi<sup>2</sup>-catalyzed Si nanowires is 2x10<sup>-13</sup>cm<sup>3</sup>/s. To avoid ensemble artifacts, fabrication and optical analysis of single nanowires and nanoparticles is presented.
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A. R. Guichard, R. D. Kekatpure, and M. L. Brongersma, "Photophysics of Si Nanostructures: Ensembles and Single Particles," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuCC7.