Standing wave detection and interferometer application using a photodiode thinner than optical wavelength

Minoru Sasaki, Xiaoyu Mi, Kazuhiro Hane

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Abstract

A thin-film photodiode for standing-wave detection and interferometry applications is presented. The active layer of the photodiode is thinner than the incident-light wavelength. The transparency of the sensor allows the detection of a fraction of the incident photon, while the rest of the optical intensity is transmitted without absorption. The photodiode exhibits high spatial resolution in its thickness direction and allows the counterpropagating beams to function as the interference signals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2008-2010
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume75
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Oct 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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