Masters Theses

Abstract

"The problem undertaken in this study is to present a performance evaluation of Linvill's model as it pertains to the p-n junction photo-diode. The evaluation is performed by comparing the distributed mathematical solutions, the solution obtained using Linvill's lumped model, and the experimental measurement of the transient voltage rise across a photo-diode due to a unit-step pulse of light incident on the junction. Despite the absence of a suitable light source for use in the experimental measurement, it is concluded that Linvill's model provides an excellent means to determine the risetime of a photo-diode. This is provided that the photo-diode can conduct current in the forward direction to enable accurate measurement of the parameters of Linvill's model. If this provision is not satisfied, the results cannot be assumed accurate"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Harden, Richard Clayton

Committee Member(s)

Johnson, Charles A.
Nolte, Roger Emerson
Smith, Lyman T.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1965

Pagination

vii, 69 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-66).

Rights

© 1965 Rudy Michael Chittenden, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Photodiodes
Diodes, Semiconductor
Transients (Electricity)

Thesis Number

T 1722

Print OCLC #

5964517

Electronic OCLC #

834530937

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