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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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Palo Alto, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866636
Patent Number(s):
4754130
Assignee:
Stanford University (Stanford, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; means; detecting; optically; transmitted; signals; establishing; optical; interference; pattern; electrodes; photodetector; signal; pulses; carrier; relies; generation; electron-hole; pairs; diffusion; generated; electrons; holes; surface; semiconductor; detector; generating; photovoltaic; utilizes; waves; grating; pair; maximum; electrode; minimum; detectable; voltaic; pulse; carrier signal; interference pattern; semiconductor detector; optical wave; optical interference; pulses transmitted; signal pulses; signal pulse; transmitted signal; optical carrier; /250/

Citation Formats

Kostenbauder, Adnah G. Method and means for detecting optically transmitted signals and establishing optical interference pattern between electrodes. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Kostenbauder, Adnah G. Method and means for detecting optically transmitted signals and establishing optical interference pattern between electrodes. United States.
Kostenbauder, Adnah G. Fri . "Method and means for detecting optically transmitted signals and establishing optical interference pattern between electrodes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866636.
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title = {Method and means for detecting optically transmitted signals and establishing optical interference pattern between electrodes},
author = {Kostenbauder, Adnah G.},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}

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