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dc.contributor.authorZheng, Bob
Zhao, Hangqi
Cerjan, Ben
Yazdi, Sadegh
Ringe, Emilie
Nordlander, Peter
Halas, Naomi J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T19:40:04Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-01T19:40:04Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Zheng, Bob, Zhao, Hangqi, Cerjan, Ben, et al.. "A room-temperature mid-infrared photodetector for on-chip molecular vibrational spectroscopy." Applied Physics Letters, 113, no. 10 (2018) AIP Publishing: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5045663.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/103287
dc.description.abstract Infrared (IR) photodetection is of major scientific and technical interest since virtually all molecules exhibit characteristic vibrational modes in the mid-infrared region of the spectrum, giving rise to molecular spectroscopy and chemical imaging in this wavelength range. High-resolution IR spectroscopies, such as Fourier Transform IR spectroscopy, typically require large, bulky optical measurement systems and expensive photodetector components. Here, we present a high-responsivity photodetector for the mid-IR spectral region which operates at room temperature. Fabricated from silicon and aluminum, the photodetection mechanism is based on free carrier absorption, giving rise to a photoresponse rivalling commercially available cooled IR photodetectors. We demonstrate that infrared spectra of molecules deposited on this detector can be obtained by a direct electrical read-out. This work could pave the way for simple, fully integrated chemical sensors and other applications, such as chemical imaging, which would benefit from the combination of mid-IR detection, room-temperature operation, and ultracompact portability.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher AIP Publishing
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dc.title A room-temperature mid-infrared photodetector for on-chip molecular vibrational spectroscopy
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Applied Physics Letters
dc.contributor.org Laboratory for Nanophotonics
dc.citation.volumeNumber 113
dc.citation.issueNumber 10
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1063/1.5045663
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.articleNumber 101105


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