"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.
Harden, Richard Clayton
Johnson, Charles A.
Nolte, Roger Emerson
Smith, Lyman T.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
vii, 69 pages
© 1965 Rudy Michael Chittenden, All rights reserved.
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Chittenden, Rudy Michael, "Linvill's model as applied to P-N junction photo-diodes" (1965). Masters Theses. 5353.