Materials, Devices and Applications

2nd Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editor: Bahram Nabet
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081027950

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Photodetectors: Materials, Devices and Applications, Second Edition, discusses the devices that convert light to electrical signals, key components in communication, and computation and imaging systems. It has been updated to reflect the latest advances in the field, including different types of photodetectors, organic materials, and a new chapter on photodetectors based on superconducting materials. The book also reviews the latest applications of photodetectors, including new forays in quantum communications and LIDAR. It is suitable for postgraduate students and academic researchers in electronics, optics, photonics, sensors, physics, material science and engineering and R&D managers in industrial sectors, such as communications, medical imaging and photovoltaics.

Key Features

  • Addresses fabrication techniques and the advantages, limitations and different types of photodetectors
  • Considers a range of application for this important technology, including LIDAR and quantum communications
  • Includes discussions of silicon photonics, detectors based on reduced dimensional charge systems, carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanowires, and more


Materials Scientists and Engineers, Physicists, Electronic Engineers in Academia and Industry

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Materials, Detector Types and Devices
    1. Photodetectors for silicon photonic integrated circuits
    2. Hi-speed high-sensitivity no bias photo detector based on bilayer charge plasma
    3. Carbon nanotube and graphene photonic devices
    4. Nanowire enabled photodetection
    5. Low temperature grown gallium arsenide (LT-GaAs) high speed detectors
    6. Plasmonic photodetectors
    7. Organic photodetectors
    8. Silicon photomultipliers (SiPM)

    Part II: Applications of Photodetectors
    9. Photodetectors for microwave photonics
    10. CMOS- integrated waveguide photodetectors for communications applications
    11. Silicon based single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) technology for low-light and high-speed applications
    12. Terahertz (THz) detectors
    13. Resonant cavity enhanced photodetectors: theory, design and modeling
    14. Unconventional photo capacitor with giant light induced capacitance enhancement

Product details

  • No. of pages: 462
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081027950

About the Editor

Bahram Nabet

Dr. Bahram Nabet is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with affiliated appointment in Materials Science and Engineering, at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He is the co-author of 3 books and over 200 publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with affiliated appointment in Materials Science and Engineering, at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

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