Accession Number:

ADP012661

Title:

On the Optical Memory of a Thin-Film plnSb-nCdTe Heterojunction Obtained by Laser Pulsed Deposition

Descriptive Note:

Symposium proceedings

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE ASHTARAK (ARMENIA) INST OF RADIOPHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Thin film pInSb-nCdTe heterojunctions HJs were produced using pulsed laser deposition PLD technique and their photoelectric properties were studied for various thickness of the CdTe layer at nitrogen temperature and under a background radiation the photo-EMF for which was around 1.5 mV. At radiative excitation of the HJ a photo-EMF is observed, which persists when the excitation is turned off. The optical memory OM effect is observed in an idling regime and in a wide spectral range 0.37 - 1.37 micrometers with recording 0.37 - 0.575 micrometers 0.75 - 1.37 micrometers, and clearing 0.575 - 0.75 micrometers sub-regions. The maximum OM signal is observed at lambda 0.575 micrometers while the minimum is at lambda 0.768 micrometers. In the spectral dependence of the OM signal at direct and reverse scanning of monochromatic irradiation an hysteresis is observed which is evident for the OM effect. The time dependence of OM signal is investigated at lambda 0.575 micrometers and at various intensities of the radiation source. Here, an effect of saturation is clearly observed, and the time during which the OM signal runs up to saturation, depends strongly on the incident light flow power and decreases drastically as the latter is increased. The external bias applied to the HJ enhances the OM on 2 orders over its value in the idling regime. The OM signal persists for a time period no less than 1 sec, either with or without an external bias. The actually obtained values of recording sensitivity and the recording time are U 0.66 Micro-Jsq mm and tau 10exp -4 sec., respectively. The OM signal reaches its maximal value as the thickness of CdTe layer increases up to d 0.45 micrometers. It is shown that the investigated HJ possess the property of integration of the radiation.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE