OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 5042–5045

Vertical triple-junction RGB optical sensor with signal processing based on the determination of the space-charge region borders

Nikša Tadić, Stefan Schidl, and Horst Zimmermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 17, pp. 5042-5045 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.005042


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (543 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A triple-junction RGB optical sensor with vertically stacked photodiodes and signal processing that provides precise values of the currents generated by blue, green, and red light is presented. The signal processing is based on the determination of the border depths of the space-charge regions of all three photodiodes. A current-mode implementation using current conveyors and variable-gain current amplifiers is introduced. The responsivities of all three photodiodes calculated using the proposed approach are in very good agreement with the measured results.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(230.5160) Optical devices : Photodetectors
(230.5170) Optical devices : Photodiodes
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: June 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2014
Published: August 20, 2014

Citation
Nikša Tadić, Stefan Schidl, and Horst Zimmermann, "Vertical triple-junction RGB optical sensor with signal processing based on the determination of the space-charge region borders," Opt. Lett. 39, 5042-5045 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-17-5042


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. F. Hailer, LED Prof. Rev. 3, 45 (2007).
  2. P. M. Hubel, in 13th IS&T Color Imaging Conference (2005), pp. 314–317.
  3. Z. Zhan, B. Zhou, Z. H. Fu, F. V. Bright, A. N. Cartwright, and A. H. Titus, Sens. Actuators B 176, 729 (2013). [CrossRef]
  4. X. Fang, V. K. S. Hsiao, V. P. Chodavarapu, A. H. Titus, and A. N. Cartwright, IEEE Sens. J. 6, 661 (2006). [CrossRef]
  5. A. Polzer, W. Gaberl, and H. Zimmermann, in Proceedings of the 34th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics (IEEE, 2011), pp. 55–59.
  6. A. Polzer, W. Gaberl, and H. Zimmermann, Electron. Lett. 47, 614 (2011). [CrossRef]
  7. S. Schidl, A. Polzer, and H. Zimmermann, Electron. Lett. 48, 1490 (2012). [CrossRef]
  8. S. Schidl, E. Kaniusas, and H. Zimmermann, in Proceedings of IEEE Sensors Conference (IEEE, 2013), pp. 69–72.
  9. C. Richard, T. Courcier, P. Pittet, S. Martel, L. Ouellet, G. N. Lu, V. Aimez, and P. G. Charette, Opt. Express 20, 2053 (2012). [CrossRef]
  10. E. D. Palik, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids (Academic, 1985), pp. 547–569.
  11. S. M. Sze, Physics of Semiconductor Devices (Wiley, 1981).
  12. A. S. Sedra, G. W. Roberts, and F. Gohh, IEE Proc. G 137, 78 (1990). [CrossRef]
  13. N. Tadic, M. Zogovic, W. Gaberl, and H. Zimmermann, IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits 46, 1170 (2011). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited