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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 10867–10877

Antenna array connections for efficient performance of distributed microbolometers in the IR

Manuel Silva-López, Alexander Cuadrado, Nuria Llombart, and Javier Alda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 10867-10877 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.010867


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Abstract

Optical antennas and resonant structures have been extensively investigated due to its potential for electromagnetic detection and energy harvesting applications. However their integration into large arrays and the role of connection lines between individual antennas has drawn little attention. This is necessary if we want to exploit its potential constructively and to enable economical large-scale fabrication. In this contribution we point out some features that an efficient antenna array should address. Experimental measurements on aluminum microbolometers are compared to electromagnetic simulations, it is shown that the finite size of a real array and the interconnection lines interact and affect the global performance.

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OCIS Codes
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: March 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 2013
Published: April 26, 2013

Citation
Manuel Silva-López, Alexander Cuadrado, Nuria Llombart, and Javier Alda, "Antenna array connections for efficient performance of distributed microbolometers in the IR," Opt. Express 21, 10867-10877 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-9-10867


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