Silicon nanowire photodetector enhanced by a bow-tie antenna

Gordana Klaric Felic*, Feras Al-Dirini, Faruque M. Hossain, Thanh Cong Nguyen, Efstratios Skafidas

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Properties of surface plasmon polaritons can be exploited for the miniaturisation of photonic circuits below the optical wavelength scale. Smaller and more sensitive photodetectors can be made by using sub-wavelength semiconductor elements such as germanium or silicon nanowires in combination with nanometer-scale antennas. The proposed nanowire photodetector enables on-chip optical sensing applications with increased sensitivity and reduced size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-493
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
NICTA is funded by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Australian Research Council through the ICT Centre of Excellence program.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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