Gerald Pühringer, Bernhard Jakoby,
"Design and Numerical Evaluation of a Highly Selective CMOS-Compatible Mid-IR Thermal Emitter/Detector Structure Using Optical Tamm-States"
: Proceedings Eurosensors 2018, in Proceedings, Vol. 2, Nummer 13, 2018, ISSN: 2504-3900
Design and Numerical Evaluation of a Highly Selective CMOS-Compatible Mid-IR Thermal Emitter/Detector Structure Using Optical Tamm-States
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Proceedings Eurosensors 2018
In this work we propose and evaluate a concept for a selective thermal emitter suitable for monolithic on-chip integration suitable for fabrication by conventional CMOS-compatible processes. The concept is based on our recently presented work on vertical-cavity enhanced resonant thermal emission (VERTE). Here we present the application of this concept to a slab waveguide structure, instead of depositing extended dielectric layers forming a one-dimensional photonic crystal. We optimize the dimension by certain design considerations and geneticalgorithm optimization and demonstrate effective absorbing/emitting properties (depending on different slab heights) of such a low-cost structure by exciting so-called optical Tamm-states on the metal-dielectric interface.