Photodetectors: Materials, Devices and Applications, Second Edition, discusses the devices that convert light to electrical signals, key components in communication, and computation and imaging systems. It has been updated to reflect the latest advances in the field, including different types of photodetectors, organic materials, and a new chapter on photodetectors based on superconducting materials. The book also reviews the latest applications of photodetectors, including new forays in quantum communications and LIDAR. It is suitable for postgraduate students and academic researchers in electronics, optics, photonics, sensors, physics, material science and engineering and R&D managers in industrial sectors, such as communications, medical imaging and photovoltaics.
- Addresses fabrication techniques and the advantages, limitations and different types of photodetectors
- Considers a range of application for this important technology, including LIDAR and quantum communications
- Includes discussions of silicon photonics, detectors based on reduced dimensional charge systems, carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanowires, and more
Part I: Materials, Detector Types and Devices 1. Photodetectors for silicon photonic integrated circuits 2. Hi-speed high-sensitivity no bias photo detector based on bilayer charge plasma 3. Carbon nanotube and graphene photonic devices 4. Nanowire enabled photodetection 5. Low temperature grown gallium arsenide (LT-GaAs) high speed detectors 6. Plasmonic photodetectors 7. Organic photodetectors 8. Silicon photomultipliers (SiPM)
Part II: Applications of Photodetectors 9. Photodetectors for microwave photonics 10. CMOS- integrated waveguide photodetectors for communications applications 11. Silicon based single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) technology for low-light and high-speed applications 12. Terahertz (THz) detectors 13. Resonant cavity enhanced photodetectors: theory, design and modeling 14. Unconventional photo capacitor with giant light induced capacitance enhancement
Dr. Bahram Nabet is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with affiliated appointment in Materials Science and Engineering, at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He is the co-author of 3 books and over 200 publications.