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Plasmonics-enabled metal-semiconductor-metal photodiodes for high-speed interconnects and polarization sensitive detectors

Evgeniy Panchenko, Jasper J Cadusch, Timothy D James, Ann Roberts, SM GarciaBlanco (ed.), GN Conti (ed.)

INTEGRATED OPTICS: DEVICES, MATERIALS, AND TECHNOLOGIES XXI | SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING | Published : 2017

Abstract

Metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM) photodiodes are commonly used in ultrafast photoelectronic devices. Re- cently it was shown that localized surface plasmons can su_ciently enhance photodetector capabilities at both infrared and visible wavelengths. Such structures are of great interest since they can be used for fast, broadband detection. By utilizing the properties of plasmonic structures it is possible to design photodetectors that are sensitive to the polarization state of the incident wave. The direct electrical readout of the polarization state of an incident optical beam has many important applications, especially in telecommunications, bio-imaging and photonic computing. Furthermore, t..

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Awarded by Australian Research Councils


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported under the Australian Research Councils Discovery Projects funding scheme (project number DP110100221). This work was performed in part at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) in the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF).