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UV diamond power switches
Author(s): P. Calvani; M. Girolami; G. Ricciotti; G. Conte
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Paper Abstract

Optically triggered surface channel MESFETs were fabricated on commercial polycrystalline diamond to be tested as fast UV activated switches. Devices with an opaque-gate and asymmetric structure were designed in order to improve charges photogeneration within gate-drain region. The sensitivity to UV light was demonstrated by using both modulated over gap radiation and laser pulses at 193 nm, well over the diamond band gap. Linearity with the power light was demonstrated as well as the parabolic dependence of the photogenerated current on the gate-source voltage when the transistor is in saturation. The transient response to 193 nm laser pulses in the nanosecond regime shows as the photogeneration process and charges collection to the drain contact are completed in a time scale of few nanoseconds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8069, Integrated Photonics: Materials, Devices, and Applications, 806908 (31 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.886767
Show Author Affiliations
P. Calvani, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy)
M. Girolami, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy)
G. Ricciotti, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy)
G. Conte, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8069:
Integrated Photonics: Materials, Devices, and Applications
Ali Serpengüzel; Giancarlo Cesare Righini; Alfred Leipertz, Editor(s)

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