Question 11

A p-n photodiode is fabricated from a semiconductor with band gap of 2.8 eV. Can it detect a wavelength of 6000 nm?

Answer

Given that,

Energy band gap of the given photodiode, E _{g} = 2.8 eV

Wavelength, λ = 6000 nm = 6000 × 10 ^{−9} m

The energy of a signal is given by the relation:* E = hc/λ*

Where, h = Planck’s constant = 6.626 × 10 ^{−34} Js

c = Speed of light = 3 × 10^{ 8} m/s

E = 6.626 x 10^{-34} x 3 x 10^{8} / 6000 x 10^{-9} = 3.313 x 10^{-20} J

But 1.6 × 10^{ −19} J = 1 eV

E = 3.313 × 10 ^{−20} J

∴E = 3.313 × 10 ^{−20} J = 3.313 x 10^{-20} / 1.6 x 10^{-19} = 0.207 eV

The energy of a signal of wavelength 6000 nm is 0.207 eV, which is less than 2.8 eV − the energy band gap of a photodiode. *Hence, the photodiode cannot detect the signal.*

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