Eur. Phys. J. AP
Volume 6, Number 2, May 1999
|Page(s)||165 - 169|
|Published online||15 May 1999|
Theoretical study of a nonlinear fast silicon photoconductive switch
Institut d'Électronique, Université de Constantine, route d'Aïn el Bey,
2 Institut d'Électronique Fondamentale (CNRS URA 22), Bâtiment 220, Université Paris Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Revised: 22 January 1999
Accepted: 26 January 1999
Published online: 15 May 1999
Silicon-On-Insulator waveguide can be used as photoconductor, the light being coupled in the silicon film by a diffraction grating. Nonlinear effects are induced by the photogeneration of electron-hole pairs. This leads to photocurrent variations which are much faster than in linear regime and also much steeper than the incident light pulse. A model is presented which takes into account the refractive index variations arising from both the excess carrier density and the temperature rise induced by carrier recombination and Joule effect. The photocurrent is calculated for various values of the incident light power, incidence angle and pulse duration.
PACS: 42.65 Wi – Nonlinear waveguides / 42.79 Gn – Optical waveguides and couplers / 42.82.-m – Integrated optics
© EDP Sciences, 1999
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