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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 7 — Mar. 31, 2008
  • pp: 4797–4803

Photocurrent response from photonic crystal defect modes

Stephan Schartner, Michele Nobile, Werner Schrenk, Aaron Maxwell Andrews, Pavel Klang, and Gottfried Strasser  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 7, pp. 4797-4803 (2008)

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The authors use a quantum well intersubband photodetector fabricated into a two dimensional photonic crystal to investigate the optical defect modes of a single missing hole defect. The modes appear as a local enhancement in spectral photocurrent due to an increased in-coupling of surface incident light when a defect mode is present. The frequencies of these localized modes are tracked as they are varied by the defect geometry and compared to simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(040.4200) Detectors : Multiple quantum well
(230.5160) Optical devices : Photodetectors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(250.0040) Optoelectronics : Detectors

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Original Manuscript: December 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2008
Published: March 24, 2008

Stephan Schartner, Michele Nobile, Werner Schrenk, Aaron M. Andrews, Pavel Klang, and Gottfried Strasser, "Photocurrent response from photonic crystal defect modes," Opt. Express 16, 4797-4803 (2008)

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