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Detection Wavelength Control of Uncooled Infrared Sensors Using Two-Dimensional Lattice Plasmonic Absorbers.

Takagawa Y, Ogawa S, Kimata M - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: The results indicate that the detection wavelength is determined by the reciprocal-lattice vector for the PLAs.The ability to control the detection wavelength in this manner enables the application of such PLAs to many types of thermal IR sensors.The results obtained here represent an important step towards multi-color imaging in the IR region.

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Affiliation: College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Noji-Higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan. Takagawa.Yosuke@ds.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp.

ABSTRACT
Wavelength-selective uncooled infrared (IR) sensors are highly promising for a wide range of applications, such as fire detection, gas analysis and biomedical analysis. We have recently developed wavelength-selective uncooled IR sensors using square lattice two-dimensional plasmonic absorbers (2-D PLAs). The PLAs consist of a periodic 2-D lattice of Au-based dimples, which allow photons to be manipulated using surface plasmon modes. In the present study, a detailed investigation into control of the detection wavelength was conducted by varying the PLA lattice structure. A comparison was made between wavelength-selective uncooled IR sensors with triangular and square PLA lattices that were fabricated using complementary metal oxide semiconductor and micromachining techniques. Selective enhancement of the responsivity could be achieved, and the detection wavelength for the triangular lattice was shorter than that for the square lattice. The results indicate that the detection wavelength is determined by the reciprocal-lattice vector for the PLAs. The ability to control the detection wavelength in this manner enables the application of such PLAs to many types of thermal IR sensors. The results obtained here represent an important step towards multi-color imaging in the IR region.

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2-D lattice structure and primitive lattice vectors for (a) square and (b) triangular lattices.
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sensors-15-13660-f001: 2-D lattice structure and primitive lattice vectors for (a) square and (b) triangular lattices.

Mentions: Absorption wavelength control according to the 2-D lattice structure was theoretically investigated for both the square and triangular lattices. Figure 1a,b show schematic representations of the square and triangular 2-D lattices, respectively, where a1 and a2 are the primitive lattice vectors. The period (p) is the same for both structures.


Detection Wavelength Control of Uncooled Infrared Sensors Using Two-Dimensional Lattice Plasmonic Absorbers.

Takagawa Y, Ogawa S, Kimata M - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

2-D lattice structure and primitive lattice vectors for (a) square and (b) triangular lattices.
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sensors-15-13660-f001: 2-D lattice structure and primitive lattice vectors for (a) square and (b) triangular lattices.
Mentions: Absorption wavelength control according to the 2-D lattice structure was theoretically investigated for both the square and triangular lattices. Figure 1a,b show schematic representations of the square and triangular 2-D lattices, respectively, where a1 and a2 are the primitive lattice vectors. The period (p) is the same for both structures.

Bottom Line: The results indicate that the detection wavelength is determined by the reciprocal-lattice vector for the PLAs.The ability to control the detection wavelength in this manner enables the application of such PLAs to many types of thermal IR sensors.The results obtained here represent an important step towards multi-color imaging in the IR region.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Noji-Higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan. Takagawa.Yosuke@ds.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp.

ABSTRACT
Wavelength-selective uncooled infrared (IR) sensors are highly promising for a wide range of applications, such as fire detection, gas analysis and biomedical analysis. We have recently developed wavelength-selective uncooled IR sensors using square lattice two-dimensional plasmonic absorbers (2-D PLAs). The PLAs consist of a periodic 2-D lattice of Au-based dimples, which allow photons to be manipulated using surface plasmon modes. In the present study, a detailed investigation into control of the detection wavelength was conducted by varying the PLA lattice structure. A comparison was made between wavelength-selective uncooled IR sensors with triangular and square PLA lattices that were fabricated using complementary metal oxide semiconductor and micromachining techniques. Selective enhancement of the responsivity could be achieved, and the detection wavelength for the triangular lattice was shorter than that for the square lattice. The results indicate that the detection wavelength is determined by the reciprocal-lattice vector for the PLAs. The ability to control the detection wavelength in this manner enables the application of such PLAs to many types of thermal IR sensors. The results obtained here represent an important step towards multi-color imaging in the IR region.

No MeSH data available.