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5 July 1989 Tunneling And Noise Phenomena In HgCdTe Photodiodes
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Proceedings Volume 1038, 6th Mtg in Israel on Optical Engineering; (1989)
Event: Sixth Meeting of Optical Engineering in Israel, 1988, Tel Aviv, Israel
The reverse breakdown characteristics of 8-12μm Hg1-x CdxTe photodiodes are experimentally measured and analyzed. Temperature dependence of the currents reveal that trap-assisted and direct band-to-band tunneling processes dominate the breakdown characteristics at low and high reverse bias regions respectively. The direct band-to-band characteristics are compared to theoretical predictions in implanted diodes on both gold-doped and undoped substrates. A good quantitative fit to theory is achieved based on experimental analysis of space charge density in the measured diodes depletion region using a C-V profiling technique. The direct tunneling characteristics also show empirical correlation with noise currents measured on gold-doped junctions.
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R. Adar, D. Rosenfeld, and Y. Nemirovsky "Tunneling And Noise Phenomena In HgCdTe Photodiodes", Proc. SPIE 1038, 6th Mtg in Israel on Optical Engineering, (5 July 1989);


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