Saturation of CVD Diamond Detectors

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A 5 x 0.25 mm Chemical Vapor Deposited (CVD) diamond detector, with a voltage bias of + 250V, was excited by a 400 nm laser (3.1 eV photons) in order to study the saturation of the wafer and its surrounding electronics. In a first experiment, the laser beam energy was increased from a few tens of a pJ to about 100 µJ, and the signal from the diamond was recorded until full saturation of the detection system was achieved. Clear saturation of the detection system was observed at about 40 V, which corresponds with the expected saturation at 10% of ... continued below

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Dauffy, Lucile S.; Lerche, Richard A.; Schmid, Greg J.; Koch, Jeffrey A. & Silbernagel, Christopher January 1, 2005.

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A 5 x 0.25 mm Chemical Vapor Deposited (CVD) diamond detector, with a voltage bias of + 250V, was excited by a 400 nm laser (3.1 eV photons) in order to study the saturation of the wafer and its surrounding electronics. In a first experiment, the laser beam energy was increased from a few tens of a pJ to about 100 µJ, and the signal from the diamond was recorded until full saturation of the detection system was achieved. Clear saturation of the detection system was observed at about 40 V, which corresponds with the expected saturation at 10% of the applied bias (250V). The results indicate that the interaction mechanism of the 3.1 eV photons in the diamond (Ebandgap = 5.45 eV) is not a multi-photon process but is linked to the impurities and defects of the crystal. In a second experiment, the detector was irradiated by a saturating first laser pulse and then by a delayed laser pulse of equal or smaller amplitude with delays of 5, 10, and 20 ns. The results suggest that the diamond and associated electronics recover within 10 to 20 ns after a strong saturating pulse.

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  • Report No.: DOE/NV/11718--1117
  • Grant Number: DE-AC08-96NV11718
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 935042
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc893715

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Dauffy, Lucile S.; Lerche, Richard A.; Schmid, Greg J.; Koch, Jeffrey A. & Silbernagel, Christopher. Saturation of CVD Diamond Detectors, article, January 1, 2005; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc893715/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.