Optical studies of dye-coated superconductor junctions

Steven Savoy, Sara Eames, David Jurbergs, Jianai Zhao, John T. McDevitt

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The preparation and characterization of a new generation of optical sensors fabricated from high-temperature superconductor (HTSC) thin films is reported herein. These new hybrid devices are fashioned using HTSC thin films which are coated with organic dye overlayers. These systems are shown to respond selectively to those wavelengths which are absorbed strongly by the molecular dye. Methods for fabricating the superconductor element and depositing the dye layer are discussed. Moreover, resistivity versus temperature measurements before and after dye deposition are utilized to characterize these hybrid structures. The unique optical response properties of these hybrid sensors are also detailed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)672-679
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue number2/-
StatePublished - 1996
EventSpectroscopic Studies of Superconductors. Part 2 (of 2) - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 29 1996Feb 1 1996

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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