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Comparison between highly doped semiconductor and metal infrared antenna
Author(s): Yanxiang Yang; Jianjun Lai; Hongwei Li; Changhong Chen
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Paper Abstract

Optical antenna can strongly enhance the interaction of light with matter by their ability to localize electromagnetic fields on nano-metric scale. This allows for the engineering of absorption capabilities to visible and infrared detectors with very small active areas. In this study, we focused on the study of metal and semiconductor infrared antennas for nano-bolometer application. The infrared antennas are applied for increasing the effective absorbing across section, enhancing the field intensity at the gap of the antennas and improving the absorbance of bolometer materials located at the gap. We perform numerical simulation of the characteristics of infrared antennas and analysis the influence of various parameters of antennas (length, wide, and material types) and optimized these parameters to achieve the maximum field enhancement for an optical antenna. We also highlight the comparisons of field enhancement of infrared antenna materials between metal and highly doped semiconductor and discuss some practical issues related to the application of infrared antenna for infrared detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9674, AOPC 2015: Optical and Optoelectronic Sensing and Imaging Technology, 96742H (15 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2201120
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Yanxiang Yang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jianjun Lai, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Hongwei Li, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Changhong Chen, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9674:
AOPC 2015: Optical and Optoelectronic Sensing and Imaging Technology
Haimei Gong; Nanjian Wu; Yang Ni; Weibiao Chen; Jin Lu, Editor(s)

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