1 electron = 1 photon?

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
alanr0
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Multiple Exciton Generation
In reply to Jack Hogan, Apr 12, 2013

Jack Hogan wrote:

Very helpful as always, Alan, I assume this holds on average.   Can there ever be a case where a single particularly energetic photon results in two electrons being produced by the photodiode?

FWIW, I came across a reference to Multiple Exciton Generation .  I don't know much about it, and after reading the Wikipidia article, it suspect I may not be alone in this.

The aphesa article linked by Mike703 looks interesting, with a discussion of recombination and some of the other loss mechanisms in photodiodes.

Cheers.

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