Wavelength-selective photodetectors based on dye-superconductor assemblies

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

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A strategy for increasing the wavelength selectivity and responsivity of hybrid dye/superconductor optical sensors is described. Here, reflective 'mirror layers' deposited on the top surface of YBa2Cu3O7-δ thin film devices are used to enhance the optical performance characteristics of such hybrid sensors. Quantification of the wavelength-selectivity for such detector structures is detailed for both dye/high-Tc superconductor and dye/mirror-layer/high-Tc superconductor systems. Optical response studies of the structures suggest that the inclusion of the mirror layer serves to enhance the wavelength-selectivity of the detector. Consequently, only the on-resonance signals captured by the dye layer are effectively sensed by the superconductor element. Measurements of the spectral response properties of the mirror layer-modified hybrid detectors show that energy transfer between the dye and superconducting elements is not diminished by the presence of this reflective layer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsGail J. Brown, Manijeh Razeghi
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0819424102
StatePublished - 1997
EventPhotodetectors: Materials and Devices II - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 12 1997Feb 14 1997

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherPhotodetectors: Materials and Devices II
CitySan Jose, CA, USA

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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