### Session T10: Focus Session: Physics of Biochips II

2:30 PM–5:30 PM, Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Room: A106

Chair: David Nolte, Purdue University

Abstract ID: BAPS.2010.MAR.T10.5

### Abstract: T10.00005 : Organic photodiodes with fast photoresponse integrated on printed circuit boards for biochip applications

3:42 PM–3:54 PM

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#### Authors:

Sebastian Valouch
(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Light Technology Institute (LTI))

Siegfried Kettlitz
(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Light Technology Institute (LTI))

Celal \"Og\"un
(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Light Technology Institute (LTI))

Wiebke Sittel
(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Light Technology Institute (LTI))

Nico Christ
(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Light Technology Institute (LTI))

Simon Z\"ufle
(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Light Technology Institute (LTI))

Uli Lemmer
(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Light Technology Institute (LTI))

Photodiodes based on organic semiconductors have the potential to provide cost effective optical detection and easy integration in biosensing applications. Polymer photodiodes with response times on the order of 10 ns have been used for optical interconnects showing the feasibility of high-speed applications for these devices [1]. To avoid the degradation of the devices by humidity and oxygen we have developed an encapsulation technique to integrate high-speed organic photodiodes onto standard printed circuit boards (PCBs). This technique uses stencil printing and capillary underfill, both methods widely used in the industry. As a result the devices are protected from ambient air by a 35 $\mu$m copper layer. Using this method we are able to build stable high-speed organic photodiodes with response times in the 10 ns range. This opens up a way for the integration of fast organic detectors for applications such as particle based lab-on-chip systems, optical flow cytometers and integrated x-ray detectors. [1] M. Punke, S. Valouch et al., IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology 26, 816 (2008).

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