High-speed visible-blind GaN-based indium–tin–oxide Schottky photodiodes

Biyikli, Necmi; Kartaloglu, Tolga; Aytur, Orhan; Kimukin, Ibrahim; Ozbay, Ekmel
October 2001
Applied Physics Letters;10/22/2001, Vol. 79 Issue 17, p2838
Academic Journal
We have fabricated GaN-based high-speed ultraviolet Schottky photodiodes using indium–tin–oxide (ITO) Schottky contacts. Before device fabrication, the optical transparency of thin ITO films in the visible-blind spectrum was characterized via transmission and reflection measurements. The devices were fabricated on n-/n+ GaN epitaxial layers using a microwave compatible fabrication process. Our ITO Schottky photodiode samples exhibited a maximum quantum efficiency of 47% around 325 nm. Time-based pulse-response measurements were done at 359 nm. The fabricated devices exhibited a rise time of 13 ps and a pulse width of 60 ps. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.


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