Photodetector with integrated optical thin film filters

M. A. Vieira, M. Vieira, P. Louro, V. Silva, A. S. Garção

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This paper reports on optical filters based on a-SiC:H tandem pín/pin heterostructures. The spectral sensitivity is analyzed. Steady state optical bias with different wavelengths are applied from each front and back sides and the photocurrent is measured. Results show that it is possible to control the sensitivity of the device and to tune a specific wavelength range by combining radiations with complementary light penetration depths. The transfer characteristics effects due to changes in the front and back optical bias wavelength are discussed. Depending on the wavelength of the external background and irradiation side, the device acts either as a short-or a long-pass band filter or as a band-stop filter. The output waveform presents a nonlinear amplitude-dependent response to the wavelengths of the input channels.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012011
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event8th Ibero-American Congress on Sensors, IBERSENSOR 2012 - Carolina, Puerto Rico
Duration: 16 Oct 201219 Oct 2012


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