Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 10 (2015)

Comparative theoretical analysis between parallel and perpendicular geometries for 2D particle patterning in photovoltaic ferroelectric substrates

C. Arregui, J. B. Ramiro, A. Alcázar, A. Méndez, J. F. Muñoz-Martínez, M. Carrascosa


This paper describes the dielectrophoretic potential created by the evanescent electric field acting on a particle near a photovoltaic crystalsurface depending on the crystal cut. This electric field is obtained from the steady state solution of the Kukhtarev equations for thephotovoltaic effect, where the diffusion term has been disregarded. First, the space charge field generated by a small, square, light spotwhere d << l (being d a side of the square and l the crystal thickness) is studied. The surface charge density generated in both geometriesis calculated and compared as their relation determines the different properties of the dielectrophoretic potential for both cuts. The shapeof the dielectrophoretic potential is obtained and compared for several distances to the sample. Afterwards other light patterns are studiedby the superposition of square spots, and the resulting trapping profiles are analysed. Finally the surface charge densities and trappingprofiles for different d/l relations are studied.

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