Silicon based mechanic-photonic wavelength converter for infrared photo-detection

Arkady Rudnitsky, Sergey Agdarov, Konstantin Gulitsky, Zeev Zalevsky

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In this paper we present a new concept to realize a mechanic-photonic wavelength converter in silicon chip by construction of nanorods and by modulating the input illumination at temporal frequency matched to the mechanic resonance of the nanorods. The use case is to realize an infrared photo detector in silicon which is not based on absorption but rather on the mechanical interaction of the nanorods with the incoming illumination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-118
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2017

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  • Infrared sensor
  • Nanorods
  • Photo-detector
  • Silicon


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