Dye-coated superconductor structures as optical sensors

David Jurbergs, Rung Kuang Lo, Jianai Zhao, John T. McDevitt

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The preparation and characterization of a new generation of hybrid optical sensors fabricated from high-temperature superconductor thin films coated with organic dye overlayers is described herein. These dye-coated superconductor structures respond selectively to those wavelengths of light which are absorbed strongly by the molecular dye. Methods for preparing such optical sensors are detailed. Scanning electron microscopy, resistivity vs. temperature and optical measurements are exploited to characterize the hybrid devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-149
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - May 20 1994
EventHigh-Temperature Superconducting Detectors: Bolometric and Nonbolometric 1994 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jan 23 1994Jan 29 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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