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Seebeck Nanoantennas for Infrared Detection and Energy Harvesting Applications

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Briones, Edgar and Briones, Joel and Martínez Antón, Juan Carlos and Cuadrado, Alexander and McMurtry, Stefan and Hehn, Michel and Montaigne, François and Alda, Javier and Gonzalez, Francisco Javier (2014) Seebeck Nanoantennas for Infrared Detection and Energy Harvesting Applications. (Unpublished)

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Abstract— In this letter we introduce a new type of infrared sensor, based on thermocouple nanoantennas, which enables the energy detection and gathering in the mid-infrared region. The proposed detector combines the Seebeck effect, as a transduction mechanism, with the functionalities of the optical antennas for optical sensing. By using finite-element numerical simulations we evaluate the performance and optical-to-electrical conversion efficiency of the proposed device, unveiling its potential for optical sensing and energy harvesting applications


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Uncontrolled Keywords:Seebeck nanoantennas, Infrared detectors, energy harvesting
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Detectores de infrarrojo, Nanoantenas
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:29268
Deposited On:07 Apr 2015 08:06
Last Modified:25 May 2015 12:10

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