It is shown that surface plasmons (SPs) are supported on thin PtSi films. Using a prism-air gap-sample configuration, p-polarised infra-red light (3.39-mu-m) has been coupled with approximately 95% efficiency to SPs on the silicide electrode of PtSi-Si Schottky barrier structures. Stimulating SPs offers both a means of optically characterising silicide films and of enhancing optical absorption with a view to significantly increasing the Schottky barrier photoresponse.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Jan 1992|
- SURFACE PHENOMENA
- INFRARED DETECTORS
- SCHOTTKY BARRIERS