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Title: High-bandwidth, high-sampling-rate, low-noise, two-probe transient photovoltage measuring system

In this article, we present a two-probe configuration for measuring transient photovoltage (TPV) signals from photo-electronic semiconductor devices. Unlike in a conventional one-probe system, the two electrodes of the devices under test in this study are both monitored in our new measuring system, giving rise to a significantly enhanced signal-to-noise ratio. Tentative experimental data ob tained from N, N′-Di(1-naphthyl)-N,N′-diphenyl-(1,1′-biphenyl)-4,4′-diamine-based organic semiconductor devices show that the bandwidth and the sampling rate of the system reach 1.5 GHz and 50 GS/s, respectively, without degradation of the noise level. In addition, the study of TPV signals on each individual electrode is allowed. The TPV values measured by the two individual probes are not identically equal to half of the differential TPV and will not cancel each other out as expected. This abnormal phenomenon is due to the photoelectric response of the photo-electronic material. This novel two-probe TPV measuring technique and abnormal TPV behavior might be useful for studying more dynamic processes in photo-electronic semiconductors.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Key Laboratory of Micro and Nano Photonic Structures (Ministry of Education) and State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)
  2. Department of Physics and Institute of Advanced Materials, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22392321
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; MEASURING METHODS; NOISE; ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS; PROBES; SAMPLING; SIGNALS; SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO