4H-SiC PIN Diode as High Temperature Multifunction Sensor
An in-house fabricated 4H-SiC PIN diode that has both optical sensing and temperature sensing functions from room temperature (RT) to 550 °C is presented. The two sensing functions can be simply converted from one to the other by switching the bias voltage on the diode. The optical responsivity of the diode at 365 nm is 31.8 mA/W at 550 °C. The temperature sensitivity of the diode is 2.7 mV/°C at the forward current of 1 μA.
Konstantinos Zekentes, Konstantin V. Vasilevskiy and Nikolaos Frangis
S. Hou et al., "4H-SiC PIN Diode as High Temperature Multifunction Sensor", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 897, pp. 630-633, 2017