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IMPLEMENTATION OF A HYDRODYNAMIC TRANSIENT MODEL FOR SIMULATING HIGH SPEED PHOTODETECTORS

Z.‐M. Li (Institute for Microstructural Sciences National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6)
K.‐W. Chai (Center for Electrophotonic Materials and Devices McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L7)
S.P. McAlister (Institute for Microstructural Sciences National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6)
J. Simmons (Center for Electrophotonic Materials and Devices McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L7)

Abstract

We have implemented a two‐dimensional (2D) time‐dependent hydrodynamic model suitable for studying III‐V heterostructural semiconductor devices. This we apply in simulating a heterojunction metal‐semiconductor‐metal (MSM) photodetector subject to pico‐second optical pulses. The inclusion of the energy balance equation introduces an additional time delay in the response of the detector, which is comparable to the energy relaxation time.

Citation

Li, Z.‐., Chai, K.‐., McAlister, S.P. and Simmons, J. (1992), "IMPLEMENTATION OF A HYDRODYNAMIC TRANSIENT MODEL FOR SIMULATING HIGH SPEED PHOTODETECTORS", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 505-511. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb010110

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