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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 6, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1967
  • pp: 1777–1780

Narrow Spectral Response Schottky Photodiodes

John R. Sizelove and John A. Love, III  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 10, pp. 1777-1780 (1967)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.6.001777


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Abstract

Spicer’s absorption diffusion model is extended to analyze Schottky photodiodes which possess special characteristics. The model describes the generation of minority carriers by optical absorption in the bulk of a semiconductor material. The magnitude and shape of the spectral response for a minimally depleted device is found to depend on the rate of variation of the absorption coefficient with wavelength on the thickness of the absorbing region T and on the minority carrier’s diffusion length l. Narrow spectral response can exist in this device only in the wavelength region wherein the absorption coefficient α is rapidly changing. A combination of high quantum efficiency with sharp tuning is found to exist.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 1967
Published: October 1, 1967

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John R. Sizelove and John A. Love, "Narrow Spectral Response Schottky Photodiodes," Appl. Opt. 6, 1777-1780 (1967)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-6-10-1777

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