CRC 951/3: Plasmonic Tunnel Junctions for Infrared Photon Creation and Detection (SP B18)


The central goal of this project is to realize an ultra-small light source or detector for infrared photons. To this end, we pursue the construction of a resonant tunnel junction with extreme plasmonic enhancement. To achieve this goal, we utilize tunnel junctions that form in the narrow gap of an electrically contacted plasmonic nanoparticle-on-mirror (NPoM) antenna. A specifically designed hybrid inorganic/organic system (HIOS) (with suitably aligned energy levels) placed inside the gap enables a high photon extraction or detection yield.


Principal Investigators
Kewes, Günter (Details) (Experimental Physics / Nanooptics)
Benson, Oliver Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Details) (Experimental Physics / Nanooptics)

Duration of Project
Start date: 07/2019
End date: 06/2023

Research Areas
Festkörperphysik, Materialwissenschaften, Oberflächenphysik, Optik, Organische Chemie, Photonik, Physikalische Chemie, Physik molekularer Systeme, Theoretische Physik

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