High-sensitivity low-temperature poly-silicon lateral photodetector with ultrathin absorption layer via body-extension-contact structure

Yin Chang Wei*, I. Che Lee, Huang-Chung Cheng

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Abstract

A high-sensitivity lateral photodetector (PD) with an ultrathin absorption layer was fabricated by a low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) process via body-extension-contact (BEC) structure. The sensitivity of the LTPS PD with the BEC structure achieved a superior photo/dark current ratio of 105 compared to the ratio of 100.5 for the normal PD. Further, for the first time, the effect of photosensitivity and geometry on the ideality factor (n) was investigated in this study. The developed high-performance PD is suitable for application in image scanners, ambient light sensors, or devices embedded in larger area electronics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12708-12713
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume16
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Body-Extension-Contact (BEC) structure
  • Low-Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS)
  • Photodetector (PD)

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