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Title: Acoustic enhancement for photo detecting devices

Abstract

Provided are improvements to photo detecting devices and methods for enhancing the sensitivity of photo detecting devices. A photo detecting device generates an electronic signal in response to a received light pulse. An electro-mechanical acoustic resonator, electrically coupled to the photo detecting device, damps the electronic signal and increases the signal noise ratio (SNR) of the electronic signal. Increased photo detector standoff distances and sensitivities will result.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1082889
Patent Number(s):
8378286
Application Number:
12/837,703
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01J - MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Thundat, Thomas G, Senesac, Lawrence R, and Van Neste, Charles W. Acoustic enhancement for photo detecting devices. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Thundat, Thomas G, Senesac, Lawrence R, & Van Neste, Charles W. Acoustic enhancement for photo detecting devices. United States.
Thundat, Thomas G, Senesac, Lawrence R, and Van Neste, Charles W. Tue . "Acoustic enhancement for photo detecting devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1082889.
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