Optoelectronic Sensors

Optoelectronic Sensors

Edited by

Didier Decoster and Joseph Harari, Polytech’Lille, France

ISBN : 9781848210783

Publication Date : May 2009

Hardcover 288 pp

115.00 USD



Optoelectronic sensors are of great importance in optoelectronic transmission systems. With this in mind, this book aims to provide accessible yet authoritative coverage of semiconductor-based photodetectors for various optical wavelengths.

Optoelectronic Sensors starts by explaining the main characteristics of all photodetectors, before moving on to cover the classical PIN photodiode, the avalanche photodiode, phototransistors, the metal-semiconductor-metal photodiode and photodetectors designed for ultraviolet wavelengths. It concludes by discussing the very significant problem of noise in these sensors.

Written by a wide range of specialists in this field, this book represents an indispensable resource for those looking to increase their understanding of optoelectronics.


1. Introduction to Semiconductor Photodetectors, Franck Omnes.
2. PIN Photodiodes for the Visible and Near-infrared, Beaudoin de Cremoux.
3. Avalanche Photodiodes, Gérard Ripoche, Joseph Harari.
4. Phototransistors, Carmen Gonzalez, Antoine Marty.
5. Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Photodiodes, Joseph Harari, Vincent Magnin.
6. Ultraviolet photodetectors, Franck Omnes, Eva Monroy.
7. Noise in Photodiodes and Photoreceiver Systems, Robert Alabedra, Dominique Rigaud.

About the authors/editors

Didier Decoster is Professor at Engineering School of the University of Lille (Polytech'Lille), in France. He is also the leader of the Optoelectronic Group of the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN).

Joseph Harari is a scientist of the Optoelectronic group of the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Engineering School of the University of Lille (Polytech'Lille).

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