Infra-red surface plasmons on platinum suicide

A. Sellai*, P. Dawson, W. R. Hendren, S. H.S. Magill, H. S. Gamble

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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 μ m) has been coupled with ~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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-165
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 16 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Infra-red detedtors
  • Schottky barriers
  • Surface phenomena

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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