3 September 1992 N-i-p-i-based high-speed detectors and bistable switches with gain
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Proceedings Volume 1675, Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics IV; (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.137614
Event: Semiconductors '92, 1992, Somerset, NJ, United States
We report on recent theoretical and experimental results on reverse biased photoconductive detectors and bistable optical switches. Using a special design and taking advantage of the 'giant ambipolar diffusion constant' of n-i-p-i structures, the photogenerated carriers are transferred from the 'absorption area' into a small detection area within very short times. The combination of small contact separations and small RC- and diffusion time constants results in very high gain-bandwidth values with adjustable 3-dB frequencies.
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Peter Riel, Peter Kiesel, M. Ennes, Thomas Gabler, Michael Kneissl, Gerhard Boehm, Guenther Traenkle, Guenter Weimann, Karlheinz H. Gulden, X. X. Wu, John Stephen Smith, Gottfried H. Doehler, "N-i-p-i-based high-speed detectors and bistable switches with gain", Proc. SPIE 1675, Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics IV, (3 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137614; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.137614

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