In this work, the authors demonstrate the potential of epitaxially grown highly doped InSb as an engineered, wavelength-flexible mid-IR plasmonic material. The authors achieve doping concentrations over an order of magnitude larger than previously published results and show that such materials have plasma frequencies corresponding to energies larger than the material's band-gap. These semiconductor-based plasmonic metals open the door to homoepitaxial integration of plasmonic or epsilon-near-zero materials with optoelectronic devices at mid-infrared wavelengths. The materials are characterized by Hall measurements, mid-infrared transmission and reflection spectroscopy, and near-infrared transmission spectroscopy. The opportunities offered and the limitations presented by this material system are discussed and analyzed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures|
|State||Published - Sep 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering