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7 March 2014 Metamaterial selective emitters for photodiodes
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Proceedings Volume 8982, Optical Components and Materials XI; 89820J (2014)
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2014, San Francisco, California, United States
This work demonstrates metamaterial (MM) selective thermal emitters for potential use with energy harvesting photodiodes, such as thermophotovoltaic cells. Preliminary structures have been designed, simulated, and fabricated using CST Microwave Studio and microfabrication techniques including electron beam evaporation, atomic layer deposition, and electron beam lithography, respectively. Samples were tested to determine the effect of top layer metal thickness on the absorption of these devices. Preliminary simulation and testing was also performed to design a device for operation at 500°C.
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Dante F. DeMeo, Nicole A. Pfeister, Corey M. Shemelya, and Thomas Vandervelde "Metamaterial selective emitters for photodiodes", Proc. SPIE 8982, Optical Components and Materials XI, 89820J (7 March 2014);

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