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Since not all photoexcited carriers will cross the n + - i interface, the barrier tunneling probability has to be calculated. * is the tunneling electron effective mass. Finally, the effective quantum efficiency is 77 r l i d P t. The photovoltage responsivity is given by = q~ R v = -h--~urt, (14) where r I is the load resistance. The curves in Fig. 7 show the modeling output and the experimental data for one of our Ge structures. ~ kj 9> E• o (~ J o t. . . 7 FIG. 7. Photoresponse spectrum for a Ge sample.
DELTA DOPED POTENTIAL WELL I R DETECTORS Liu et al. (7) have demonstrated another homojunction IR detector approach. One way to look at this structure (see Fig. 19) is as a p + - n - n + structure, where the intrinsic region is delta doped with boron creating alternating highly doped and undoped regions. The p and n regions are contact regions, and also will increase the device impedance due to the p - n (or p + - n - n +)junction. 3/zm. The 6 doping concentration was varied to obtain the wavelength tunability as shown in the interfacial workfunction detectors (18, 2, 57, 64).
The collection efficiency is due to the image-force effect at the n +-n interface, which gives rise to a voltage dependence on quantum efficiency. The type II detector is an FIR detector, and usually operates at temperatures lower than 77 K. 1. A Photoemission Model for Type II. Here we give a summary of the responsitivity model proposed by Perera, Yuan, and Francombe (37). A homojunction n +-n interface as shown in Fig. 9 is used in the calculation. First, the generation rate of photoexcited electrons is obtained (1) assuming that the contact layers make no contribution to the photocurrent, (2) neglecting the wavelength dependence of the front ( R F) and back (R R) reflection coefficients, and (3) taking the multiple internal reflections into account, which is given by G ( x ) = G1 exp( - adX) + G 2 exp(adX), where Otdlo(1 -- R F ) G I -- 1 - - R F R R e x p [ - 2 ( c e d W d + aiW i + ahWb)] ' G2--G1R B exp[--2(adWd + aiWi + abWb)], (15) S E M I C O N D U C T O R H O M O JUNCTIONS Wa, W/, and Wb are the thicknesses, N d, N/, and Nb, the doping concentrations and a d, a i, and ab, the absorption coefficients of the heavily doped emitter layer, the intrinsic (or lightly doped) layer, and the bottom contact layer, respectively.