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Optical studies of dye-coated superconductor junctions
Author(s): Steven M. Savoy; Sara J. Eames; David C. Jurbergs; Jianai Zhao; John Thomas McDevitt
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Paper Abstract

The preparation and characterization of a new generation of optical sensors fabricated from high-temperature superconductor (HTSC) thin films is reported herein. These new hybrid devices are fashioned using HTSC thin films which are coated with organic dye overlayers. These systems are shown to respond selectively to those wavelengths which are absorbed strongly by the molecular dye. Methods for fabricating the superconductor element and depositing the dye layer are discussed. Moreover, resistivity versus temperature measurements before and after dye deposition are utilized to characterize these hybrid structures. The unique optical response properties of these hybrid sensors are also detailed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2696, Spectroscopic Studies of Superconductors, (10 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241793
Show Author Affiliations
Steven M. Savoy, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Sara J. Eames, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
David C. Jurbergs, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Jianai Zhao, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
John Thomas McDevitt, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2696:
Spectroscopic Studies of Superconductors
Ivan Bozovic; Dirk van der Marel, Editor(s)

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