US 9,810,578 B2
Systems, methods, and apparatus for radiation detection
Brandt Christopher Pein, Cambridge, MA (US); Harold Young Hwang, Cambridge, MA (US); Wendi Chang, Annandale, VA (US); Keith A. Nelson, Newton, MA (US); Vladimir Bulovic, Lexington, MA (US); and Nathaniel C. Brandt, Minneapolis, MN (US)
Assigned to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (US)
Filed by Brandt Christopher Pein, Cambridge, MA (US); Harold Young Hwang, Cambridge, MA (US); Wendi Chang, Annandale, VA (US); Keith A. Nelson, Newton, MA (US); Vladimir Bulovic, Lexington, MA (US); and Nathaniel C. Brandt, Minneapolis, MN (US)
Filed on Mar. 4, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/61,308.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/129,105, filed on Mar. 6, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/201,274, filed on Aug. 5, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/216,583, filed on Sep. 10, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0258807 A1, Sep. 8, 2016
Int. Cl. G01J 1/42 (2006.01); G01J 1/58 (2006.01); G01J 5/04 (2006.01); G01J 3/02 (2006.01); G01J 5/08 (2006.01); G01J 3/04 (2006.01); G01J 3/42 (2006.01)
CPC G01J 5/046 (2013.01) [G01J 1/58 (2013.01); G01J 3/0216 (2013.01); G01J 3/0245 (2013.01); G01J 3/04 (2013.01); G01J 3/42 (2013.01); G01J 5/0815 (2013.01); G01J 5/0837 (2013.01)] 26 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus for detecting electromagnetic radiation including a first spectral component having a first frequency within a range of about 100 GHz to about 100 THz, the apparatus comprising:
a conductive structure defining a first gap to receive and trap the electromagnetic radiation so as to generate an enhanced electric field in response to the first spectral component;
an electroluminescent (EL) material disposed at least partially within the first gap to emit light in response to the enhanced electric field; and
a silicon oxide layer, disposed between the conductive structure and the EL material, to electrically insulate the conductive structure from the EL material.