Biomimetic Photodetector Distinguishes Color
HOUSTON, Aug. 26, 2014 — A new photodetector mimics living organisms’ ability to sense colors, enhancing color filtering and selectivity.
The biomimetic color photodetector, developed at Rice University’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP), uses an aluminum grating and is CMOS compatible. The new device responds directly to red, green and blue light, similar to the human eye.
“Today’s color filtering mechanisms often involve materials that are not CMOS compatible, but this new...