Theoretical Considerations for the Performance of Antenna-Coupled Metal-Oxide-Metal Diodes

Master's Thesis


The goal of this thesis is to outline the significant issues affecting the performance of antenna-coupled metal-oxide-metal diodes for the detection of infrared radiation, and to present techniques for the analysis and design of these structures. Possible detection mechanisms in the metal-oxide-metal junctions are presented, and their relative likelihood is discussed. Fabricated junctions are also fitted to theoretical tunneling models. Techniques for analyzing the effects of a substrate on the performance of an antenna are described. The Finite-Difference Time-Domain method for analyzing antenna structures is also presented. Code was written based upon this method, and its results are compared to existing infrared antennas from other research groups.


Attribute NameValues
  • etd-12062005-011449

Author John Emory McRaven
Advisor Dr. Wolfgang Porod
Contributor Dr. Patrick Fay, Committee Member
Contributor Dr. Gary Bernstein, Committee Member
Contributor Dr. Wolfgang Porod, Committee Chair
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Electrical Engineering
Degree Name MSEE
Defense Date
  • 2005-08-04

Submission Date 2005-12-06
  • United States of America


  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

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Content License
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