Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) is a primary absorber material used in most infrared (IR) detection technologies. Our previous studies show that the optical absorbance profile of MCT in the mid-infrared region can be enhanced by 13% under ambient conditions via integrating periodic Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) nanostructures. Here, we focus on the geometrical parameterization and optimization of ITO nanostructure arrays. We simulate several types of geometries, their corresponding effective absorption profiles, E-field distribution, and optimal geometric parameters. This work may lead to improved light collection and absorption edge engineering, as MCT continues to be the material of choice in IR detection architectures.
Nagendrababu Vanamala, Kevin C. Santiago, Naresh C. Das, and S. Keith Hargrove, "Geometric optimization of plasmonic nanostructure arrays on MWIR HgCdTe (MCT)", AIP Advances 10, 065006 (2020) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5136253