Simulation of p-n junction properties of nanowires and nanowire arrays

Jun Hu, Yang Liu, Alex Maslov, Cun-Zheng Ning, Robert Dutton, Sung Mo Kang

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The unique properties of semiconductor nanowires pose promising applications in optoelectronics such as photodetectors and lasers, Owing to the increased surface/volume ratio, nanowire-based p-n junctions exhibit qualitatively different properties from those of bulk cases. These include weaker electrostatic screening and stronger fringe field effects. This work employs a general device simulator, PROPHET, to numerically investigate the unique electrical properties of p-n junctions in single nanowires andnanowire arrays, The implications of such effects in nanowire-based photo-detector design are also examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XV
StatePublished - 2007
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XV - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 22 2007Jan 25 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Electrical properties
  • Fringe field effects
  • Nanowire arrays
  • Nanowires
  • Optoelectronics
  • P-n junctions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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