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Journal of Applied Physics
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Characteristics of a capacitive infrared photodetector that works at room temperature by registering a change in capacitance upon illumination are reported. If used in an ideal resonant inductor-resistor-capacitor circuit, it can exhibit zero dark current, zero standby power dissipation, infinite detectivity, and infinite light-to-dark contrast ratio. It is also made frequency-selective by employing semiconductor nanowires that selectively absorb photons of energies close to the nanowire's bandgap. Based on measured parameters, the normalized detectivity is estimated to be ∼3 × 107 Jones for 1.6 μm IR wavelength at room temperature.
Bandyopadhyay, S. Nanowire-based frequency-selective capacitive photodetector for resonant detection of infrared radiation at room temperature. Journal of Applied Physics, 116, 023108 (2014). Copyright © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
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