The main research topic of Benedikt is the development and experimental realization of novel integrated sensors, based on mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy. Thereby, he combines quantum cascade lasers with detection functionality which enables the emission and detection of mid-infrared light on a single chip. Together with a plasmonic waveguide, acting as an interaction zone, a monolithic integrated sensor for chemicals in liquid phase can be realized.
Schwarz et al. Nature Communications (2014) accepted
Schwarz et al. Sensors 13 (2013) 2196
Schwarz et al. Applied Physics Letters 101 (2012) 191109