Title: Fast and sensitive 2-terminal double-heterojunction optical thyristors
Authors: Heremans, Pl
Kuijk, M
Vounckx, R
Borghs, Gustaaf #
Issue Date: Sep-1992
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Microelectronic Engineering vol:19 issue:1-4 pages:49-52
Abstract: A new Two-Terminal Double-Heterojunction Optical Thyristor is presented, that combines good optical sensitivity and fast turn-off. This is obtained by bandgap and doping engineering of the PnpN structure: the optical sensitivity is achieved by using a low doping for the outer, wide bandgap, thyristor layers; the fast turn-off, on the other hand, is obtained by adapting the doping levels and thicknesses of the inner thyristor layers such that the n-layer is punched through when a critical reverse bias is applied to the device. The optical sensitivity is 5 to 100 pJ, the turn-off time is RC-limited and typically less than 10 ns, the data transmission rate in differential configuration is at least 5 x 10(4) bit/s. As the structure remains a two-terminal device, integration into large arrays - for massively parallel data transmission - is possible.
ISSN: 0167-9317
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physics and Astronomy - miscellaneous
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Request a copy


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

© Web of science