The laser scanned photodiode (LSP) presents a new concept of image sensor with application in fields where low cost, large area and design simplicity are of major importance. Over the past few years this type of sensor has been under investigation and development, where several structures have been tested and characterized. In this work we present the physical explanation of device operating principle, with recourse to numerical simulation applied to structures with different compositions of the doped layers. An electrical model for this type of device is presented, enabling a fast evaluation of the device characteristics by means of an electrical simulation program.
- Amorphous semiconductors