6 March 2013 Transient and local illumination of an organic photoconductive sensor
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In this paper we investigate the performance of a transparent photoconductive sensor based on a double layer of organic materials (m-MTDAB / PTCBI) which are deposited on two interdigitated transparent ITO electrodes. The performance of the sensor is demonstrated with electro-optical measurements: the I(V) curves consist of two linear sections meeting at a knee voltage Vt. Linear regression performed on the I(V) curves below Vt show that the conductance is a power law of the luminance incident on the device. We present a model to describe the behaviour of the sensor below Vt. We present measurements of I(t) for a transient illumination of the sensor. Plotting the inverse of the current as a function of time we find that the transient is consistent with the model for voltages below Vt. For voltages above Vt we find that the sensor behaves like a resistor in series with a space charge (SC) region. We present a local illumination experiment that confirms the existence of a SC region between the electrodes of the photoconductive sensor for V<Vt. The space charge region is located near the cathode of the sensor.
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Wouter Woestenborghs, Wouter Woestenborghs, Patrick De Visschere, Patrick De Visschere, Filip Beunis, Filip Beunis, Arnout Vetsuypens, Arnout Vetsuypens, Kristiaan Neyts, Kristiaan Neyts, } "Transient and local illumination of an organic photoconductive sensor", Proc. SPIE 8622, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XV, 862216 (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2000502; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2000502
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