Accession Number : ADA191890

Title :   Monte Carlo Analysis of Lateral Collection Diode Arrays.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL SIGNALS AND RADAR ESTABLISHMENT MALVERN (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Davis, A P ; White, A M

PDF Url : ADA191890

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The determination of the thermally generated, diffusion limited leakage current density of lateral collection diode arrays is not possible analytically except for those with the simplest of geometries. It is shown here how the simulation of a spot-scan experiment, using a Monte Carlo analysis, can be used to determine the leakage current density of an array of any geometry. In particular, it is used to analyse a diode array of hexagonal symmetry as a function of array geometry and bulk diffusion length. The analysis shows that the leakage current of a diode may be substantially reduced by the presence of nearby reverse-biased diodes.

Descriptors :   *LEAKAGE(ELECTRICAL), *SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES, ARRAYS, BIAS, CURRENT DENSITY, DIFFUSION, DIODES, ELECTRIC CURRENT, GEOMETRY, LENGTH, MONTE CARLO METHOD, REVERSIBLE, SIMULATION, SYMMETRY, GREAT BRITAIN, THERMAL DIFFUSION, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE