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Title: Method and means for detecting optically transmitted signals and establishing optical interference pattern between electrodes

Abstract

A photodetector for detecting signal pulses transmitted in an optical carrier signal relies on the generation of electron-hole pairs and the diffusion of the generated electrons and holes to the electrodes on the surface of the semiconductor detector body for generating photovoltaic pulses. The detector utilizes the interference of optical waves for generating an electron-hole grating within the semiconductor body, and, by establishing an electron-hole pair maximum at one electrode and a minimum at the other electrode, a detectable voltaic pulse is generated across the electrode. 4 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7067546
Patent Number(s):
4754130 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-925199
Assignee:
Stanford Univ., CA (United States) PTO; EDB-94-118333
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 31 Oct 1986
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; PHOTODETECTORS; DESIGN; VISIBLE RADIATION; RADIATION DETECTION; ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES; SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; DETECTION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; PULSES; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIATIONS; 440600* - Optical Instrumentation- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Kostenbauder, A.G. Method and means for detecting optically transmitted signals and establishing optical interference pattern between electrodes. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Kostenbauder, A.G. Method and means for detecting optically transmitted signals and establishing optical interference pattern between electrodes. United States.
Kostenbauder, A.G. Tue . "Method and means for detecting optically transmitted signals and establishing optical interference pattern between electrodes". United States.
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abstractNote = {A photodetector for detecting signal pulses transmitted in an optical carrier signal relies on the generation of electron-hole pairs and the diffusion of the generated electrons and holes to the electrodes on the surface of the semiconductor detector body for generating photovoltaic pulses. The detector utilizes the interference of optical waves for generating an electron-hole grating within the semiconductor body, and, by establishing an electron-hole pair maximum at one electrode and a minimum at the other electrode, a detectable voltaic pulse is generated across the electrode. 4 figs.},
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