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Transient Behaviors Of Picosecond Photoconductive Switches
Author(s): Kenneth K Li; Paul K Yu
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Paper Abstract

We report the development of theoretical and experimental study of the transient behaviors of picosecond photoconductivity. A simple photoconductor with conventional neutrality analysis is described and stripline electrodes are used for high speed operation1. The carrier transport mechanism in a photodiode is modeled, which is in a non-neutrality condition2. This leads into the analysis of the high field, high speed transient behaviors of picosecond photoconductivity by solving the transport equation in its original form without neutrality approximation. Indeed, the photogenerated carrier are found to travel in opposite directions. Future analysis will be emphasized on interaction of this behavior with external circuits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0789, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications III, (9 November 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940712
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Kenneth K Li, PCO, Inc. (United States)
Paul K Yu, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0789:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications III
Shi-Kay Yao, Editor(s)

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