photoconductive device


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photoconductive device

[fōd·ō·kən′dək·tiv di′vīs]
(electronics)
A photoelectric device which utilizes the photoinduced change in electrical conductivity to provide an electrical signal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The topics to be covered in either half-day or full-day sessions are: electroluminescent displays, photoconductive devices, electrochemical devices (all organized by the Xerox scientists), organic coatings (organized by the 3M scientists), semiconductor nano-structures (organized by Z.H.
It consists of a transmitting antenna and an identical receiving antenna with the sample to be characterized located between them.[3,4] Exponentially tapered coplanar-strip antennas are integrated with the photoconductive devices used for pulse generation and sampling.[5,6] The transmitter and receiver shown in Figure 2 are photolithographically fabricated on silcon-on-sapphire substrates.[6] The 0.5 [micro]m thick silicon epilayer is subsequently ion-implanted to reduce the carrier lifetime to less than 1 ps.