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Comparative analysis of alternative technological approaches to visible-blind semiconductor photodetectors fabrication
Author(s): Oleg N. Ermakov
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Paper Abstract

Different aspects of research and development of UV- sensitive photodetectors, based both on different inorganic and organic media including single crystalline, polycrystalline and polymer structures. Data are presented for photodetectors with enhance UV-sensitivity based on Si, silicon-on-sapphire (SOS), InGaAsP, GaAlP alloys GaN and polymer structures. It has been found that despite different character of band structure (both direct and indirect) and different value of band gap energy in all these cases (UV-sensitive photodetectors can be made. It has been shown that by design parameters optimization and band gap engineering it is possible to vary photodetectors characteristics in wide range. Two alternative technological approaches have been analyzed for visible- blind UV-photodetectors fabrication. The first approach utilizes photodetectors with enhanced UV-sensitive based on traditional semiconductor materials and built-in UV-filter for damping of visible sensitivity component. Alternative approach eliminating the built-in UV-filter is based on utilization of new wide-gap materials (gallium nitride and polymer structures).

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Date Published: 28 November 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4340, 16th International Conference on Photoelectronics and Night Vision Devices, (28 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407742
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Oleg N. Ermakov, Saphir Joint Stock Co. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4340:
16th International Conference on Photoelectronics and Night Vision Devices
Anatoly M. Filachev; Alexander I. Dirochka, Editor(s)

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