3.3 ps electrical pulse generation from a discharge-based metal-semiconductor-metal photodetector

Kiyoto Takahata, R. Takahashi, T. Nakahara, H. Takenouchi, H. Suzuki

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An ultrashort electrical pulse with a pulse width of 3.3 ps was generated successfully from an ordinary metal-semiconductor-metal photodetector simply by adding an input resistor and hold capacitor. The new detector not only provides ultrashort fall time, but also has other advantages such as ease of fabrication, high sensitivity, and low-bias operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 6
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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