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Plasmonically enhanced absorption in colloidal metal/semiconductor nanocomposites
García de Arquer, Francisco Pelayo
Konstantatos, Gerasimos
Colloidal Quantum Dots (CQDs) are the route for low cost high eficiency photodetectors. Photoconductors are limited by the noise arising from high dark current densities, what is typically overcome reducing device's active area. However, this technique also reduces their photoresponse, and their optical absorption must be maintained as the volume is reduced. We study the use of plasmonics for that purpose, and present simulation results for solution-processed structures compatible with these techniques, showing up to a 13-fold enhancement in absorption. We present experimental results of a PbS CQDs photoconductor, fabricated using a novel CQDs functionalization, and venture the potential of these devices complemented with the shown promising techniques.
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Telecomunicació òptica::Fotònica
Quantum dots
Optical detectors
Photoconductivity
colloidal quantum dots
photodetectors
plasmonic enhancement
Punts quàntics
Detectors òptics
Fotoconducció
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
         

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