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High Speed Waveguide UTC Photodetector I-V Curve (ATLAS Simulation)

The following project uses Silvaco TCAD semiconductor software to build and plot the I-V curve of a waveguide UTC photodetector. The design specifications including material layers are outlined below.

 

Simulation results

The structure is shown below:

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Forward Bias Curve:

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Negative Bias Curve:

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Current Density Plot:

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Acceptor and Donor Concentration Plot:

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Bandgap, Conduction Band and Valence Band Plots:

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DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

Construct an Atlas model for a waveguide UTC photodetector. The P contact is on top of layer R5, and N contact is on layer 16. The PIN diode’s ridge width is 3 microns. Please find: The IV curve of the photodetector (both reverse biased and forward bias).

The material layers and ATLAS code is shown in the following PDF: ece530proj1_mbenker