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Photodetector with Interdigitated Nanoelectrode Grating Antenna

United States Patent Application

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An interdigitated nanoelectrode grating functions both as an absorption-enhancing sub-wavelength antenna and to minimize the distance between electron-hole creation and current collection so as to enhance photodetection schemes based upon active layers comprising two-dimensional semiconducting materials.
Beechem, III, Thomas Edwin (Albuquerque, NM), Howell, Stephen W. (Albuquerque, NM), Peters, David W. (Albuquerque, NM), Davids, Paul (Albuquerque, NM), Shaner, Eric A. (Rio Rancho, NM)
15/ 017,847
February 8, 2016
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U. S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention.