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Plasmonic photonic crystal MEMS emitter for combat ID
Author(s): Irina Puscasu; Ed Johnson; Andrew Taylor; William Schaich
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Paper Abstract

We describe a new class of plasmonic photonic (PPh) crystal structures integrated onto a MEMS platform for high temperature-intensity, high speed, and high efficiency narrow band emitting and signaling applications in the infrared. We exploit 2D organized metallo-dielectric surface structures1,2 for angular and spectral control of reflection, absorption and emission, efficiently in the infrared, with little or no leakage into adjacent visible or near-infrared bands. The 2D PPh structures are built on a MEMS platform, for thermal isolation from the environment. Recent advances2 in the design of the 2D PPh structures allows for tremendous performance enhancement: high temperature/high intensity operation close to 1000 C and high speed (200Hz with 50% modulation), opening new applications in spectroscopy, infrared imaging, and signaling. Demonstrated wafer-level vacuum sealing improves the wall plug efficiency dramatically allowing these devices to be portable, light and battery operated. One potential application for these light-weight, low-power consumption, low-cost IR emitters is signaling and marking in 3-5 or 8- 12 micron thermal bands.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8031, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III, 80312Y (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884617
Show Author Affiliations
Irina Puscasu, FLIR (ICx) (United States)
Ed Johnson, FLIR (ICx) (United States)
Andrew Taylor, FLIR (ICx) (United States)
William Schaich, Indiana Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8031:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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