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Photoexcitation in a doped layer can be followed by relaxation before the excited carrier reaches an interracial barrier. Hence the doped layer thicknesses should be less than the carrier mean free path to maximize the V/'////////'~ Photo-excitation Si Si:X Si i Si:X Impact-excitation FIG. 16. Proposed multilayered homojunction detector structure to be grown by MBE, showing both photoionization and impact ionization. Although both n+- and p§ possible, only n +-type is shown here. After Ref. (26).

26). higher than the radiative transition rate (61) and opens the possibility of a phonoelectric gain. D. TYPE III HIP DETECTOR: N d > N o (E F > E{) When the Fermi level is above the conduction band edge of the n-layer, the n § (p § becomes degenerate, and a barrier associated with a space-charge region is formed at the n+-n interface due to the electron (hole) diffusion, as shown in Fig. 18. The barrier height depends on the doping concentration and the applied voltage, giving rise to an electrically tunable Ac.

FIG. quantum mechanical reflection effect is negligible in the low electric field range ( F < 10 4 V / c m ) ( 5 4 ) . The field emission and the thermionic field emission current density flowing through the barrier can be written as 2qh kx "It = m* f (2,n-)3f(E)Tt(Ex) d3-~' (25) where f ( E ) = {1 + e x p [ ( E - Er)/k~T]} -l is the F e r m i - D i r a c distribution function, E is the total energy of the electron, k~ and E~ are the wave vector and associated energy in the tunneling direction, and T, is the tunneling probability.

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